Pitchers | How to Add 5-10 mph to Your Fastball Immediately

Brent Pourciau–creator of the Top Velocity pitching program–is here to show you how the velocity study by NPA reveals that 20% of your overall velocity comes from the linear movement. Because of that, many people want to discredit linear movements, because only 20% of the speed comes from it–leaving 80% coming from rotation or hip-to-shoulder separation.

This figure was discovered by having pitchers sit on their knees and throwing from their knees. When they did that, they threw 80% of their velocity.

In this video, Coach Brent shows you how this works. Not only that, but he demonstrates how adding in the linear movements is the key to getting you that final 10-20 mph on your fastball.

Brent starts off by demonstrating his overall velocity, which he qualifies by saying that he is almost 40 years old and has not been training. The pitch clocks in at 80 mph.

He then throws from the knees as was done in the NPA study. This pitch registers 64 mph.

Next, Coach Brent pitches from a full stride to demonstrate the added velocity when he includes hip-to-shoulder separation. The pitch is 73 mph.

Finally, he does a full rotation pitch, which he throws 82 mph.

So Brent’s quick assessment of the study shows that he lost 20% of his velocity by throwing from the knees–eliminating all linear movement. The 73 mph pitch from a full stride had him at 90% of full velocity.

The point is this: we cannot discredit the power of that last 20%. So if you want to be throwing a 95 mph fastball, you’re going to have to be at 76 on a knee… but that’s not enough. That hip-to-shoulder separation and other linear movement is very likely where you’ll gain that last 10-20 mph to get you where you want to be. It is that last 5-10 mph that can take a pitcher from good to scout-worthy. Coach Brent hammers on this fact in all his training. We have secured a discounted rate for our readers. CLICK HERE for a special offer!


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David Aardsma is an MLB pitcher. He has played in Major League Baseball for the San Francisco Giants, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox, Seattle Mariners, New York Yankees, New York Mets, and Atlanta Braves. He used the 3X Pitching Velocity Program following his season with the Mets when he was 32 years old and couldn’t throw harder than 89mph. After an offseason on the 3X Pitching Velocity Program he pitched for the Braves and topped out at 95mph. Here is his testimonial below! Read more on MLB.com

Kurt Hester is Current Head Strength Coach for Louisiana Tech. Before LA Tech was National Director of Training for the D1 Sports Training Center in Nashville, Tenn. since Kurt Hester 3X Pitching2008. He has worked with training several professional athletes from leagues such as the National Football League (NFL), Major League Baseball (MLB), National Basketball Association (NBA), Major League Soccer (MLS), National Hockey League (NHL) and the NFL Combine classes.

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Kurt Hester

Following his Major League Baseball career Jack Cressend was the pitching coach for Jack CressendTulane University, University of Houston. He then transitioned back into MLB baseball as the Pitching Crosschecker for the Tampa, Rays and now for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Jon Huizinga was drafted by the Brewers out of Michigan State University and played 11 years in Minor League Baseball.

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If you’re serious about adding 5-10 mph to your pitching velocity in ONE 16-WEEK OFF-SEASON, there’s no better pitching drill program than 3X Pitching from Top Velocity.