Developing Power and Accuracy in throwing

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  1. Kozzy McKoz

    Kozzy McKoz OT Supporter

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    I really suck at throwing things. Baseballs, dodgeballs, footballs, snowballs all of them I cannot hit what I aim at. Like I could be aiming at a target 15 feet in front of me and throw and the ball would go 10 off target. My throw is ridiculously weak as well. I pretty much throw like a retarded schoolgirl. Can anyone explain to me the proper form of an overhand throw and ways to develop power and accuracy. Does anyone have any sites with good info.
     
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    well it really varies from sport to sport, a baseball throw is completely different than a football throw

    the basic form is pretty alike, but the fundamentals are nothing alike at all

    what would you like to work on?
     
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    throwing a baseball is what I'm worst at. I throw it and it seems no matter how I adjust my technique it just flies wildly
     
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    well i dont think theirs anything you can do workout wise for that, just practice practice and practice

    it would be very hard for me to type out the form, but google some pictures or maybe even a video and just try to copy that


    just keep practicing, thats the only real way to make a significant improvment
     
  5. Grouch

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    train the movement.


    which means, throw more.
     
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    Yeah that's what I've been doing. I look pretty goofy throwing a baseball against a plywood board in my backyard.
     
  7. Icuradik

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    just keep your arm in a straight line. don't throw sidearm and it should be almost impossible to not throw at least somewhat straight
     
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    actually starting out throwing sidearm with a football might be a little easier.thats how i started out at first cause i was more accurate that way before i got some arm strength
     
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    You would think so :wtc:
     
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    Step Oppsotie Foot Andf Use Legs To Push I Pitched For 10 Years
     
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    Increasing strength doesn't neccesarily increase your ability to throw. Specific movements such as throwing a baseball increase in speed and accuracy through improvements in form and practicing. Find someone that plays baseball to coach you on your form, then just constantly practice until you can consistenly throw the ball. It's a skill that has to be learned, not something you can just pick up overnight.
     
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    Honestly, not to be a cocky asshole, but it just come natural to some people. I can throw a football extremely far/hard/accurate, and I can throw a baseball hard/accurate as well.

    Even before I was very strong at all, I pitched baseball extremely well. My brother is the same way. He's about 6'2" 165lbs and throws right around ~78-80mph during games at the age of 16.

    Being big/strong doesn't have as much to do with it as you might think.
     
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    Maybe you're thinking too much. Just pick the spot you want to throw at, lock your eyes there and throw without thinking.
     
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    very good points.

    I cant throw a baseball or football for shit. But I was 35 in the US as a high school discus thrower.
     
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    follow through.
     
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