Effective Throwing…

But throwing in itself does not constitute pitching. And this is where the water begins to muddy; i.e., the difference between pitching mechanics and throwing mechanics. In reality, there should be no difference, but more often than not what is deemed as good pitching mechanics is more about defeating the batter than it is about throwing a baseball. Effective throwing …

Chaos theory: Explaining the difference between a 90 mph and 85 mph fastball…

Dynamic systems can exhibit chaotic behavior. (“Chaos Theory” http://www.crystalinks.com/chaos.html). In Figure 2, everything is the same as in Figure 1 except I have changed the length of time that the arm stays flexed. In Figure 2, I am holding the arm flexed for .02 seconds into the simulation. In Figure 3, I am holding the arm flexed for .01 seconds …

Welcome to Swing & Throw Engineering

Welcome to the Swing and Throw “Engineering Page”. This page is dedicated specifically to posts dealing with the technical aspects of the swing and throw. Posts on this page will deal with swing and throw physics, physiology, biomechanics and motor learning. Thank you for taking the time to visit here and I hopeyou will find the information presented here of …