CatPredator wrote:Most people will see better results from increasing flexibility rather than strength. You can search youtube for "yoga hip openers" and get a bunch of instructional videos from sexy yoga instructors. I also found some hockey goalie exercises to be useful.
Hip stretches often cause a really strong reaction by the body so listen to what it's telling you and figure out what you need to work on. If you devote 30-60 min a day to stretching out your hips, legs, and back and strengthening your core you can add distance, stamina, and confidence and take your game to the next level.
CatPredator wrote:Aside from multiplying your power, not jamming your hip will add years to your healthy playtime. Jamming causes a bunch of extra torque on the lower back and, of course, hip.
This is a video about Lincecum, his hip rotation, range, and power. I highly suggest watching it (and anything else you can find about Lincecum, he is an incredible athlete with a very average body type and he would absolutely KILL it on the disc course). The marathon videos also saved my knees and shins and the rest of the videos are interesting to any athlete.
erb wrote:Yep i too like the lincecum video, and support any other things we can learn from baseball (or any other sport for that matter).
Although pitching a baseball is not the same motion as throwing a disc it still has many similarities. Basically a man trying to get an object away from him as fast and accurately as possible.
You really don't want to pay a guy several mill then see his career cut short because of injuries or just never being able to put it all together. Because of that, baseball teams have pored TONS of money in to analyzing pitching mechanics trying to figure out which players are the best investment. Money and over 100 years of history to go off of, are the two huge advantages that pitching analysis has over it's cousin disc golf analysis. It would be stupid of the disc golf community to not at least take a look at what they have learned.
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