How Fast Should Your Pitching Stride Be?April 13, 2011 by: admin
If you have not seen the latest pitching velocity analysis of Aroldis Chapman on ESPN’s Sports Science, then you must watch this video below. It talks about why Chapman is able to throw so hard, as compared to the rest of the games hardest throwing pitchers. One of the main components of his delivery that Tom House points out, is his stride. Tom House started the National Pitching Association and is the pitching coach at the University of Southern California. What Tom House says about Chapman’s stride is that it is 120% of his height which comes to 7.5 feet and the average MLB pitcher has a stride length of 87% of his height. Not only does he have an amazing stride length but his stride speed is .8 of a second, 15 % faster than the average MLB pitcher.
To answer the question, “How Fast Should Your Pitching Stride Be?,” the answer is as fast as you can get it. This would be like asking, “How fast should my stride be when running the 60?,” as fast as you possible can run! The question now becomes, “How do I increase my stride length and stride speed?” The answer is this involves performing explosive lifts and plyometrics using heavy load training. I highly recommend the Ace Pitcher Handbook, which is the training guide in the 3X Pitching Velocity Program. This program and handbook was developed for this purpose alone, to increase explosive power during the stride phase of the pitching delivery. 3X Pitching is a revolutionary approach to pitching velocity which uses triple extension as the foundation to explosive or power pitching. Triple extension is the reason pitchers like Chapman have such long and fast strides. You could not generate a stride this long and powerful without triple extension. The 3x Pitching Velocity Program includes the 3X mechanics, explosive training, recovery and much more. Check it out today to learn how to increase your stride speed!