How to Throw Harder and Faster in Baseball

How to Throw Harder and Faster back in my Day.

The number one reason pitchers have to quit the game of baseball is they don’t throw hard enough or fast enough in baseball to be effective. Most pitchers in the MLB throw at least 90MPH and usually or more effective the harder they throw. There are always exceptions like Jamie Moyer and Tim Wakefield but they are very good at what they do.

The number one reason pitchers never learn to throw harder and faster is because they do not throw enough. When I was younger, my friends and I were able to throw for hours and none of us ever complained of a sore arm. One of my childhood friends was even drafted as a pitcher. Nowadays, little league is treated like the Major Leagues. Dads are always watching for the next big thing and they’re sure their kid is it. the main problem with little league, however, is the strict pitch count rule. I like to call them dog leashes.

How could you ever possibly learn to throw harder and faster if you are always restricted? if you want to throw harder and faster you have to throw as hard as you can more often. do 100m sprinters get faster by running marathons? NO. So why do we treat pitchers like marathoners?

Long Tossing to Throw Harder and Faster

One of the best training aids to throw harder and faster is long tossing. This is because long tossing puts continual maximal stress on your arm. This will train your arm to be able to throw harder and faster. you should start long tossing about 30 feet away from your partner and gradually move back. do not throw as fast or as hard as you can right away. Doing this could cause injury if you are not properly warmed up. After you have gone as far as you can, you must start to work your way back in to your partner. This is the most important part of long tossing and must be done correctly. you have to throw as hard and as fast as you can as you move in. Because you warmed your arm up while moving back, you are ready to unleash all of your velocity and train you yourself to apply this in a game.

One warning of long toss: if your arm is sore at any point stop. Wait a few days and try to long toss again. if you do not listen to your arm you could injure yourself.

How to Throw Harder and Faster in Baseball


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