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As we are constantly preaching at Full Armor, Study Proves Why Strength Training Does Not Improve Pitching Velocity! Special thanks to my colleague Dick Mills.

Justin Verlander using back leg drive to move fast down the mound What are the elements that help baseball pitchers improve their pitching velocity? Most baseball coaches would have you believe that pitchers could improve their pitching velocity by simply adding more full body strength or arm strength. Pitching instructors will tell parents that their son’s velocity will just come in time. But the question parents should ask is – how will it come in time if it is not trained or practiced? There is no scientific evidence to support the idea that more strength will improve pitching velocity. And