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The Physics of Pitching: Learn the Mechanics, Science, and Psychology of Pitching to Success,9780760338506

The Physics of Pitching: Learn the Mechanics, Science, and Psychology of Pitching to Success

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The Physics of Pitchingis a well-rounded and comprehensive study that explores the formula for success in pitching and the secret to staying healthy and injury free. It brings together the expertise of a professional scout and pitching consultant, a former major league pitcher and current pitching coach, a sports orthopedic surgeon, and a strength and conditioning specialist. Step-by-step instruction is combined with a discussion of the fundamentals of pitching mechanics and kinetics, physiology and orthopedics, weight training, and the mental and strategic sides of baseball. Illustrated throughout with step-by-step photography and detailed illustrations of the key mechanics,The Physics of Pitchingis accompanied by an instructional DVD.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
The Why
The Numbersp. 17
'I Think' Teaching vs. Science Teachingp. 22
There Is No Easy Pathp. 30
Harnessing Kinetic Energyp. 40
The How
The Seven Key Components of the Deliveryp. 49
Rusty Meacham on the Pitchesp. 68
Common Faults and Correctionsp. 76
Defending Your Positionp. 96
Recognizing and Preventing Injuryp. 106
Pitching Strategy with Rusty Meachamp. 116
The Mental Challengep. 124
Health and Medicine
What Does the Doctor Say?p. 131
Physical Therapyp. 148
Twenty-first Century Strength and Conditioning for Pitchers by Eric Cressey, MA CSCSp. 158
What Next?
Choosing Your Post-High School Pathp. 173
Acknowledgmentsp. 186
Indexp. 188
About the Authorsp. 192
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