Wow, I love great news like that. I had to write you about it because It’s a great lesson to any
young pitcher out there.
This morning, I spoke to the dad of a young 14 years old lady who I’ve known for a couple of years now.
She’s been pitching for 3 years and go to a pitching instructor every couple of weeks to tweak and perfect her mechanics.
However, working her butt off in January, she was able to increase her average speed from 54 mph to a consistent 56 mph (we’re talking average speed, not a one-time top speed).
That’s pretty sweet!!
How did she do it?
Well, two things:
1) She worked her butt off.
2) She used Barry Lovelace’s Pitchers POP Training
I recommended her this program at the beginning of January after talking to her dad.
This program is focusing on softball pitching-specific exercises and emphasizes a lot of core training.
In a nutshell, this program improved her pitching speed by:
– Strengthening all of her pitching muscles
– Develop more explosive power throughout her body
– Helping her body recruit more fast-twitch muscle fibers
– Optimizing sequential muscle recruitment (i.e. teaching her body how to better use all of her muscles)
That’s how she was able to gain an average of 2 mph!
And the thing is… she’s tiny at barely 5’3 and 100 and something.
If she can do it, so can you.
If you want to create more explosive power and improve your pitching velocity, get your own copy of Pitchers POP training at:
Pitchers POP Training
I fully expect her to add several Ks to her stats over the summer as a result of her improved speed. Coach Marc Your Turn: Do you have any advice you would like to share? What tips would you like to add? Please comment below.