bigh0rt wrote: stomperrob wrote:
Nomarrrrrrrrrr wrote:Getting a PhD is by no means difficult
I am by no means defending Mike Marshall's theories, but your statement without any supporting evidence is baseless and patently ludicrous!
I'm glad you said it, cause I was about to.
And you just said what I was about to.
I'm not too familiar with Marshall's work, however this is intriguing. The first thing I noticed was the pronation right after release, and the modified follow through as a result. No doubt in my mind that it substantially reduces the strain on the UCL right there, and probably several structures within the shoulder (due to how the arm is decelerates more efficiently). I'm not sure about the no leg kick, but his reasoning is entirely correct, and since most of the force generated in pitching is rotational in nature, removing a linear component shouldn't affect it to badly. It's the same with hitting - I teach kids to hit with more emphasis on rotation, and less on taking a step towards the pitcher with that traditional linear weight transfer. The power and bat velocity gains are significant.
I think he is on to something. However, one of the previous posters did bring up a good point regarding deception.