Mechanics
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The 11 Mechanical Variables of the Pitching Delivery
Balance
During the pitching delivery, a pitcher’s total body needs to get to the right place at the right time with the right sequence of movements. The Mustard app looks at all the biomechanical variables of the pitching delivery in a way that is much more accurate than the eyes could ever be.
Stack & Track: The Final 20% of Velocity
Baseball
In a pitching delivery, energy is transferred from the ground up, through the legs and into the torso. Up to 80 percent of that energy is then carried into velocity by angular torque. The final 20 percent of that energy is transferred through linear torque in the torso.
Using the Glove: Swivel and Stabilize to Proper Position
swivel
As a pitcher’s shoulders begin to square up toward home plate, the glove needs to swivel so the palm is facing the chest and stabilize over the landing foot, inside the width of the torso, between the shoulders and the belly button.
Mustard User Stories: Justin Courtney Gets His Shot in the Pros
Baseball
In just one year, with the help of coach Tom House and Mustard, pitcher Justin Courtney went from training solo in Maine to closing for the Los Angeles Angels Low-A affiliate, the Inland Empire 66ers.
Set Position, Lift & Thrust and Energy Angle: Get Your Booty Moving for a Better Delivery
Balance
Set position determines all of the balance and posture positions that are necessary to initiate the delivery.
Where's Your Head?
Balance
Head position is incredibly important in the pitching delivery. If your head moves too much, you’ll first have difficulty throwing strikes, and you’ll eventually run the risk of injuries from the excessive stress.
Pitch Grips and Pre-sets: Developing a Young Pitcher’s Arsenal
Baseball
Proper grip and wrist and forearm position can help young pitchers prevent injury and increase both velocity and movement.
Mustard User Stories: 14-Year-Old Eddie McCartney
Baseball
By Lindsay Berra Eddie McCartney’s journey to Mustard began in a batting cage rather than on a pitcher’s mound. Eddie was 9 years old, and he was afraid of the ball.
Weighted Balls: History, Holds and How-Tos
Baseball
When done properly, even a pre-adolescent can use weighted balls to build strength and speed in the pitching delivery.
Mustard User Stories: Miami Marlins Draft Pick Joey Steele
Baseball
Miami Marlins Draft Pick Joey Steele Loves Mustard, Because It’s Like Having Coach Tom House With Him Every Day
What's in a Drag Line?
Baseball
A pitcher’s drag line – literally, the line the back foot makes in the dirt - clearly show whether or not your body is where it should be during the pitching delivery.
Mustard Mechanics: NPA’s Dean Taylor Uses Mustard for Same-Session Head Position Fix
Mechanics
“The Mustard app is the light switch that allows for the light-bulb moment.”
Timing & Stride Length: The Two Most Important Mechanical Variables in the Pitching Delivery
Mechanics
The easiest way to ensure your biomechanical efficiency is to perfect your timing and stride.
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