May 2020 / 2 posts found

Find Your Dog

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Everyone, and I mean everyone has a dog in ‘em. You wanna throw hard, you gotta find your dog. Over the past 3 summers we’ve worked with more than 450 players from all over the world in our Summer Training Program. If they stayed 4 weeks, the average guy gained over 4 mph on his fastball. For most of them, it wasn’t about adding anything. It was about using what we call SAVAGE Training to reveal the dog they already had inside them.  Some really smart movement scientists label it “self-organization.”…

Anatomy Of Hip-To-Shoulder Separation

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Unless you’ve been living in the baseball equivalent of a Himalayan monastery, you’ve heard pitching and hitting coaches avowing the importance of “hip-to-shoulder separation.”  I’m not exactly sure when it began, but sometime in the last several years, someone coined the term, and it spread like wildfire.  According to advocates of this tenet, pitchers and hitters should rotate the pelvis while the torso remains closed for as long as possible.  The resultant…