By Joe McFarland
This booklet takes the trainer via year-round energy and adaptability courses, pre-season and in-season throwing courses, and the mechanics inquisitive about the making of a profitable and effective pitcher.
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These muscles are used in the acceleration phase of the pitch. Guidelines for the fly 1. Guidelines for seated rows 1 . Hands should be palms down. ) The back should be back pad if against the in a machine, or flat against the bench if flat doing conven- tional flys. 2. Adjust the machine or the dumbbells so that when the exercise is performed 24 Coaching Pitchers the upper arm is at a 90-degree angle with the torso. 3. This exercise should be executed slowly, and under control, due to the extreme stretch to the pectoralis muscles.
Encourage and enforce proper mewill C. the better shape the the more resistance he chanics. D. Guard against balls. too many breaking CHAPTER 2 Mechanical Development Mechanical development is very important for reasons. When a pitcher develops good pitching mechanics for the delivery, he is more apt to have better control and to throw in a loose, injury-free way. Good mechanics can also lead to greater arm strength; many a pitcher has increased his fastball velocity by working religiously on his mechanics.
To balance the of the Bench Press The bench press works the chest and shoulder muscles, in particular the pectorals and the frontal deltoids. The triceps muscles of the upper arm also get some work. These muscles aid in the acceleration phase of the pitch. Guidelines for the bench press 1. when 2. how much weight can be bench-pressed. The weight program for the shoulders and arms is designed to give general strength but not power, durability but not great mass. (Speed is developed by throwing, or quickness- and stop the the total body to start 3.