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How to Throw Harder: 4 Exercises to Gas Up Your Fastball

The game's on the line. The other team's best hitter is at the plate. You peer in for the catcher's sign, twirling the ball between your fingers behind...

Why Pitchers Need to Understand Hip and Shoulder Separation

Pitchers want to throw heat. One of the main factors in a pitcher's velocity is the torque that's achieved through hip and shoulder separation. Thi...

How Jordan Hicks Built a Body Capable of Hurling 105-mph Fastballs

Move over, Aroldis Chapman. The MLB has a new velocity king, and his name is Jordan Hicks. Hicks, a 21-year-old relief pitcher for the St. Louis Ca...

10 Great Ways to Increase Your Pitching Velocity in the Weight Room

In the world of pitching, velocity has become how most pitchers are initially judged. Unfortunately, there is no single thing I could tell you to do t...

Mets Pitcher Noah Syndergaard Gained 17 Pounds of Muscle During the Winter

New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard can throw the heat. Among qualified starters in the MLB, "Thor" threw the league's fastest average pitch at 97....