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Throwing and Punching Correlation.


#1

Alright so I think its cool to be able to do 3 things:
1) Run really fast
2) Be able to jump high
3) Throw hard (rocks, snowballs, dodgeballs, baseballs, anything basically)

I was just wondering if there is a correlation to how far you can throw to punching power. Also does anyone know how you can improve throwing power...and technique issues..there must be a certain way to throw so its a more powerful/harder throw. AND so yeah how to throw harder.

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#2

I think throwing from an overhead release (like the standard baseball pitch) is a humeral flexion thing. Humeral flexion is trained by chins, pull-ups, pullovers. However, it also has a triceps extension component to it.

On another note, I have been doing lots of weighted chin-ups lately, and a volleyball serve is the same anatomical motion as one. I decided to test myself and see how hard I could hit it and ended up smashing it against the wall. Someone asked me if I went to weight-room for volleyball or something....hahaha.