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Want to Improve Your Lead Leg Block? Do This in the Gym

The lead leg block is an important key to throwing velocity for baseball pitchers. As the front foot strikes the ground, the linear momentum of the lo...

How to Throw Harder: 4 Exercises to Gas Up Your Fastball

The game's on the line. The other team's best hitter is at the plate. You peer in for the catcher's sign, twirling the ball between your fingers behind...

Why Pitchers Need to Understand Hip and Shoulder Separation

Pitchers want to throw heat. One of the main factors in a pitcher's velocity is the torque that's achieved through hip and shoulder separation. Thi...

How Jordan Hicks Built a Body Capable of Hurling 105-mph Fastballs

Baseball has a new velocity king, and his name is Jordan Hicks. Hicks, a 22-year-old reliever for the St. Louis Cardinals, threw four of the five hard...

10 Great Ways to Increase Your Pitching Velocity in the Weight Room

In the world of pitching, velocity has become how most pitchers are initially judged. Unfortunately, there is no single thing I could tell you to do t...