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By Tom House

Mythical pitching professional Tom residence and Doug Thorburn current this extraordinary e-book which clarifies traditional knowledge approximately pitching because it quantifies three-d motion-analysis study at the mechanics of a glass s supply. residence and Thorburn wrote this e-book with the desire that it'll develop into the science-based consultant to pitching well-being and function for baseball coaches, mom and dad, and athletes in any respect aggressive degrees. Chapters disguise the setup, lift-off, stride and momentum, release-point potency, and looking out forward. encompasses a great 42-minute DVD masking health at the box, lower-body routines, upper-body workouts, and belly workouts

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The good news is that the technology and the knowledge necessary to objectively study these myths now exists—a situation that opened up an entirely new realm of baseball research. 2 Motion Analysis Tom’s History with Motion-Analysis Technology Tom: We thought it would be appropriate, at this point, to give a brief personal and professional history with the evolution of three-dimensional motion-analysis technology and the development of a science-based pitching model. In essence, the situation involved the following timeline: 1970–1986 San Diego School of Baseball: First biomechanical model 1987 Arial Systems: Objective: Identifying a three-dimensional motion-analysis model of hitters and pitchers Methodology: To study the best, determine what they have in common, and then use a regression analysis to identify critical variables Early observations: Nolan 1988 vs.

The NPA/TPI relationship really took things to another level, which enabled our learning curve to expand exponentially. Most importantly, we identified a “signature” in rotational athletes which proved that the timing, kinematic sequencing, and mechanics of throwing/striking were virtually the same. Doug Thorburn then came on board as an intern in the fall of 2005 to help facilitate the growth in sports science and computer technology. By 2006, Doug was running the NPA lab as our resident biomechanics/ pitching coach.

Greg Rose, who directs the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) in Carlsbad, California. Using a Vicon Motion System and other motion capture technology, we found parallels between baseball biomechanics and golf biomechanics. The NPA/TPI relationship really took things to another level, which enabled our learning curve to expand exponentially. Most importantly, we identified a “signature” in rotational athletes which proved that the timing, kinematic sequencing, and mechanics of throwing/striking were virtually the same.

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