Power Move #2 - The Back-side Power Engager
In this video we'll look at how you want to engage your back leg as you move out of your leg lift (or initial load). You can also think of this as "sitting" into your stride (not collapsing straight down or caving in). This is a major area of confusion, and it's a BIG area where elite pitchers separate themselves from most amateurs.
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Video Time: 12:16
Keys To Watch For: Sitting back into the stride, engaging the back leg. Loaded and closed. Hips and center of gravity dropping (some pitchers more than others, depending on style) WHILE moving towards home plate. This is where you get your center of gravity accelerating down the mound...
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Power Move #1: The Big Shift (Early Momentum)
Power Move #1 looks at the importance of early momentum, or an early weight shift towards home plate, in your initial load-up.
Power Move #2: The Back-side Power Engager
Power Move #2 looks at the importance of engaging the back leg and "sitting into your stride" to get your body moving powerfully towards hom...
Power Move #3: The Counter-balance & Loaded Stride
Power Move #3 looks at how many hard throwing big league pitchers generate more power in their delivery by staying loaded and closed in thei...
Power Move #4: The Lower-half Unwind into Foot Plant
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