The Mental Pregame is something almost all elite athletes utilize to enhance their athletic performance, Why Are You Missing Out? The Pregame can be explained simply by performing a mental rehearsal, incorporating all emotional and sensory rich experiences about the specific task. Just like team workouts will build physical strength, performing this frequently will enhance your mental strength.
The changeup is evolving, and advanced metrics are showing us that movement and speed-change is superior to speed change alone. Learning a changeup with advanced qualities – more than just speed change– gives a pitcher a chance to be on the leading edge of advances in baseball.
I have found that many baseball players make the same mistake when playing catch, and I think this mistake can cause a lot of soreness, decreased performance, and maybe even injury down the road. Luckily, this mistake is easy to fix. In this video, I’ll discuss this common mistake and how I teach baseball players to warm up their arm more effectively to enhance performance and reduce injuries.
In part one of this series on the changeup, we discussed the “modern changeup,” a version of the changeup that is typified by heavy sink and run that is thrown by an increasing number of successful Major Leaguers.
Here in part two, I’m going to provide step-by-step instructions to learn, and teach, the pitch that I believe will be the predominant version of the changeup in the future.