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How to throw a baseball harder

Have you ever wanted to know how to throw a baseball harder? Well, you don’t have to go very far to find someone who thinks they know the answer; everyone has a little piece of advice that will make all the difference. On top of that, there are so many different strategies and programs out there, that it can be difficult to know which to go for and whose advice to take. There are, however, a few pieces of advice that will work for everyone, regardless of who you are and the kind of program you’re following:

Step 1: Improve your overall fitness levels

This is the first thing to check. A good pitcher will need to be in shape; it’s not just the arm that’s involved! Leg muscles, core strength and back muscles play a key role too. As always, consult a doctor before you begin.

Step 2: Follow a clear program

Work out what you will be doing well in advance and keep records of your exercise routine, your pitching routine and any improvements you make. Just as in any other sport, you need to mark your progress. It can often be an inspiration to see just how far you’ve come and how much harder you can throw.

Step 3: Warm up

It is absolutely vital to make sure you warm your arm up before you start which will avoid the risk of injury to your arm. Start close to your partner and move further away every few minutes. You shouldn’t be so far apart that you feel like it’s too much effort to throw comfortably to each other.

Step 4: Throw daily

Some of the better coaches say that it can be better to throw for a short time every day rather than working on your pitch for a longer period of time but less often, e.g. just a couple of times a week.

Last but not least, remember to work hard. It won’t come overnight but with clearly defined, attainable goals you will get better and you’ll notice a difference.