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Want to throw Harder? Create Torque!



Much like with hitting, in order to generate more power in our throwing, we need to create torque between our lower half and our upper body. Some players stumble upon this early and easily, and others have to work hard at it. This can be difficult once again simply because our eyes tend to play tricks on us when we watch Major Leaguers do things. Often the biggest mistake players make while throwing is to not get their front foot down in time, and they try to release the ball at the same moment when their front foot lands.

In order to be able to create the torque required to throw harder, you need to make sure that even though you are driving your momentum forward, your front foot gets down while your weight is on your back leg. This is a very simplified explanation, but we are simply talking about throwing not pitching and though they are very similar, they are not exactly the same. Take a look at some of these throws from outfielders and see if you can notice the sequence of their foot landing then their arm coming forward.

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