Archive for July, 2016

One of the most overlooked factors when it comes to throwing velocity is mobility/range of motion. By increasing mobility in certain areas of the body, you can unlock the ability to throw with higher velocities without even touching a weighted ball or dumbbell. Now, that’s not to say that you shouldn’t train with weights or throw weighted balls if you’re looking to increase your velocity, but if you’re not following a good stretching program that improves range of motion in the RIGHT areas, you’re likely leaving valuable MPHs on the table.

With that said, here’s 5 stretches you can do right now that will help increase your throwing velocity.


I’m going to start this article with a short rant. There is a point to this, so bear with me. Here we go:

There are a few training cues that are so ubiquitous that every lifter has heard them at one point in their lives. For example, “Drive through the heels,” “Stay tight,” and “Lock it out” are all fairly common phrases that are heard shouted in gyms across the world to the point where they almost become catchphrases. Most of these common cues are fine, but there is one that irritates me beyond rational belief. This cue is “Don’t forget to breathe.”

dumb guy

I KNEW I was forgetting something