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So with that we decided we had a little.
Learning to do ourselves that we set up a meeting with Peterson -- see how he works with pictures he has his own lab it's called three.
The picture you happen to be working with on this particular day.
Was a high school righthander named Austin -- -- -- -- us -- -- only fifteen years -- so.
If Rick gets his mechanics right now many claims injury is much less likely later on.
You start from the ground up yup and then you take a look at the hips and then you take a look at the timing mechanisms take a look at the hands.
If you take a look at the rhythm that I want more time.
One of the most critical factors of -- In in the in the when you look at the most critical measurements of all in the pitching delivery is where your arm is at foot contact so -- foot contact.
This is a black -- yes or no your reader in proper position.
Or -- in improper position right.
At proper position of -- contact when you draw angles this is a ninety degree angle from my from my triceps and my -- cage.
A ninety degree angle from my -- to my forearm.
This would be ninety degrees externally rotated.
This is about sixty somewhere and at forty to 67 -- ranges is proper position.
What you see with the with the pictures that get injured and there's a definite predictability factor the pictures -- get injured.
At at -- contact what you see is your palm facing straight down.
So one of the first adjustments that we're gonna make.
Go ahead and take the -- so we're gonna actually angle lost and now so have your feet face my feet right here Austin.
And that now our angle.
So now when you have your when you take your step back what your hands relax.
And there we're gonna turn up -- have been right towards the -- And and then go ahead get into the Robert from here we're gonna go ahead and -- that -- -- are gonna have our hands and lakes climbed up together they come up together they go down together.
Perfect when he turns a foreigner hit and what we've learned is that hip rotation velocity how fast the -- rotate.
Are linked to fastball velocity -- so now by getting his -- loaded.
We can maximize hip rotation velocity.
And hits -- -- somewhere about to -- -- revolutions per second.
The upper torso is -- -- go twice as fast.
So -- -- this dispute of another with people come back and say the reason people get -- not talk to pictures about this is just because.
Well it's bad luck -- not throw a lot and some guys get hurt some guys don't you're seeing to date is indisputable.
There's no question this is doctor and use data so if you're late without question you're gonna have a lot of bad luck and one of the things that we've learned.
Is that in god we trust all others must have data right so we've taken a doctor -- used data from AS in my and now applied it to pitching.
And make sure that we can get the measurements in in in sync.
On time to reduce the risk of injury and has -- let's go to do another balanced story here out of one office.
We gets into the Robert Quinn we could see is that -- lined up.
Nice hand movement leg movement on time and that's great rhythm and great timing right there there's a great adjustment awesome -- But he -- -- absolutely.
Absolutely he's a great athlete and and again you can see these adjustments are very simple quite often what you hear in our industry.
Is that if it's not broke don't fix it yes and -- my question would be have a car.
You rotate the tires you change the oil OK see you don't see really don't believe if it's not broke don't fix it.
The three major reasons for injury number one you have -- -- delivery so in order to clean up the delivery which we did write your thoughts and some very minor adjustments.
You know that allows him to be to to pitch healthy provided affected the volumes are okay.
Number two is that your poorly conditioned you -- -- -- conditioning program to with it withstand.
These forces in and loads and -- talking about Ed's point 03.
-- point 03 seconds from zero to ninety some miles an hour through that aren't.
And less reason for injury is overuse and overuse is not just in one game.
But it's over time that the amateur level the number one overuse issue is not only pitching too much and in the course of a short period of time but it's pitching all year long.
Right it's really critical that young pitchers -- three performance off at the end of the season.
Do you look at some of the other stars and -- and and and and everybody knows the names without talking about them that have been hurt.
Where you can look at some -- and say to yourself this guy warhead could get -- You well -- -- -- -- say this and I'm not gonna mention some of these names concern on the organizations but some of the top pitchers in the game that most recent we have had injuries.
When when you took a look at their videotape and and just from an amateur standpoint if you don't know that much about pitching.
Stop the film as soon as the front -- hits the ground.
And -- either improper position where you're not and you take a look at some of these guys pre surgery.
They were here consistently pitch after pitch after pitch after it's their way from doctor and his research we've learned that that's gonna put undue stress on the -- and -- there.
That's it Ric Peterson you'd have to hope that a lot of these teams that have invested so much money young pitchers whether -- Stephen Strasburg it's.
Or anybody else had a chance to watch that segment because the bottom line from Peterson you heard talking about it it's the data -- --
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