Ever wonder why you can hit a homer and it feels like you didn't do much to hit it? It almost felt effortless but powerful. Have you ever felt the sensation of hitting a pure golf shot. It felt easy and rocketed off the face and you knew "I can't hit it any better than that."
Have you ever felt the same or similar sensations throwing a ball? The effortless feeling and the ball comes out like a rocket. You just knew you couldn't throw it any better and it felt painless and hardly strenuous to perform.?
I would bet you have not or at the best maybe 3 times. But you probably cannot recall those 3 times. Im talking no pain and effortless trampoline like results. An explosion out of your hand with little effort and stain.
I bet there is some sort of discomfort when you throw that you (and everyone else) tolerate to perform. At some point you accepted pain and said "I can deal with that pain and still perform well." This is normal but ineffiecent and does not need to be the case.
In most, if not all, rotational sports there is a sweet spot. This sweet spot is where all of the arcs and effort meet in perfect alignment to produce an effortless and powerful result. Example: Barreling up a baseball and Hitting a flush golf shot.
I am sure most if not all players have hit a ball that felt like you were cutting through warm butter but also felt powerful. And yet, it did not feel like there was significant resistance to achieve this "pure" sensation.
This sensation I wanted to experience while throwing. Yet, I felt like I had to strain and fight to get a positive result. There were very few...if any "pure" sensation similar to the feeling of hitting a ball on the barrel or flushing a golf shot.
I thought to myself...why is it that I can feel these effortless sensations with hitting and golf but not pitching.
Throwing is a rotational motion just like hitting and golf. I thought "there has to be a sweet spot."
I began to map the arcs within the throwing motion and correlate them with the baseball swing and golf swing.
There were many elements that matched and others that were similar but on different planes.
As each movement is different in nature the motion is similar in principle,
Each motion is a rotational movement. Therefore each motion has a high point and low point. Levers, angles, torques, lag, drag, resistance, assistance, ect...
I wanted to see if I could marry the arcs and motions of the baseball swing and golf swing to the throwing motion. And as it turns out there is and was born the inception of the first assisted position for an arm slot.
The beginning of the process to feel the "sweet spot" had just took a significant turn from potential to plausible.
After testing these arm positions and assisted positions I felt the first "Sweet Spot" sensation similar to barreling up a bat and flushing a golf shot.
In my opinion ALL rotational movements have a "Sweet Spot" and therefore will require less effort and stress to the body to produce less resisted performance. The key is to understand how and why the arcs works and where they marry for optimal output, production and performance.
The Wave Method originated from a set of problems. With each problem arose a question and then a search for an answer. Essentially, I wanted to understand why what I was being taught was not aligning with what I believed should happen. In short...it didn't make sense. It didn't add up. Something was not right and I wanted answers.
Over the many years of playing baseball and reaching as high as AAA with the San Diego Padres, I learned many things. However, to be one phone call away from the Big Leagues and feeling the let down of a torn rotator cuff, which ended my career, I was determined to understand what caused this injury to happen and how I could prevent it from happening in the future.
I consider myself an intelligent person and feel that I am very skilled in understanding, retaining, and reproducing information (especially in a shorter duration than most). I scored a 143 on an IQ test at a young age. But those scores only reinforced what I always believed and knew. That I wasn't a total idiot. Haha.
Although I made mistakes and got into my fair share of trouble and misfortune; I learned from my experiences and always thought to myself "How can this be better." "How can I do, react, approach, perform better than the last time?"
Constantly I would strive to improve, yet I reached the wall many times. I nearly reached the summit of my dream just to fall all the way back down and into a bigger hole than before.
Here is what made sense to me:
I knew I was good enough and had the make up. Work ethic, strength, all of the attributes were there. I trained all of the stuff I THOUGHT was important and all of the stuff other people told me was important. But I could not figure out why I broke down.
After many experiments and self evaluations I came to the conclusion that the reason I broke down was not because of all the things that MADE sense. But because I was mechanically inefficient. More importantly I had not yet found my faith in God.
When I played I consciously used from the chest up to throw a baseball. I did not understand nor was I taught how to use my legs and torso "properly" to aid in the mechanical motion. So in comparison to someone who uses %100 of their body to throw, I was using less than a 1/3 of my body to perform. I negated the main power generating sources for velocity which are the legs, hips, and torso. That's a big deal!
In my mind I thought "If I can reach these above average velocities form my arm angle while only using less than a third of my body....what is my potential when I activate the rest of my body?"
Unfortunately I will never truly be able to tell you as I received surgery which will always somewhat belittle the highest potential velocity one can achieve. This is because the body is no longer in it's original and natrural state. It is repaired.
The counter is that the body might move better than the original but the percentages and data show a very small percentage of that occurring. But the possibility is still there.
After my first pro season and 6 weeks into my second season I received rotator cuff surgery.
The 3 words a manager and player never wants to hear is "Rotator Cuff Surgery"
The reason for this is because the chances of that player coming back are less than 50 percent.
In comparison to Tommy John: Tommy John, on average-not always, has a recovery period of 12-14 month for full recovery and velocity. Rotator Cuff is approximately 3 years for full recovery and velocity - by that time, my window of opportunity would have closed.
It has been nearly 4 years since my surgery July 23, 2013 (best birthday present I thought). I liked knowing that I was going to be fixed. Another excuse I could check off from why I was under performing. For those of you who have experienced surgery...especially rotator cuff...my heart goes out to you. I have the deepest respect for someone who has come back from an injury to keep their playing days alive. Injury, surgery especially, is a nightmare to say the least. You wake up everyday living a nightmare. You cannot escape your current situation and each day feels longer than the next. I felt like I aged 40 years after my surgery. I felt it would never end. If you have had surgery and feel its over do not give up just yet. I truly believe that if The Wave Method were around in 2013, I would be on the mound again. Though my playing time is over, it is my mission to prevent further injuries like mine as well as get rehabbing players back in the game again. It is POSSIBLE!
The moral of the story is that no matter how much weight you put up, no matter how talented and skilled you are, if you do not have a proper foundation of your mechanical process and understand how and why it works you will never reach your full potential. Further more, without proper mechanics you have a higher percentage of playing less with more pain. And you'll keep searching for the next workout program to take you to the next level. Spending your time and money on velocity programs that only put you at a higher risk of injury. I beg you DO NOT look for answers in the gym or with weights. God gave you all the tools you need when you were born. Your body is the answer. The Wave Method will show you how to use it properly. Then, once you have a solid mechanical foundation, you can decide if the weight training programs and velocity programs are right for you as implementing them with proper mechanics will take you to a higher level of performance.
You should not expect to get the most out of your body with any program if your technique is not properly trained. If your technique is poor then it is just a matter of time before you break.
Don't be like everyone else.
Come join the experience and feel your true power of The Wave Method.
The reason why The Wave Method trumps all conventional and previous teaching is because it was tested and re-tested by myself and many people. From elite athletes to men who have not thrown a ball in 15 years. Former players with injuries who believed they would never throw again are experiencing the amazing effortless power The Wave Method offers. No longer will your arm pain likely hinder your performance.
This Method is the foundation for ALL athletes who throw a ball. No one and I mean NO ONE has discovered this Mechanical Process. And NO ONE can alleviate arm pain in as little as 10 Minutes!!! This Method has and can do that for you.
No heavy weight lifting and no weighted ball programs. No more 3 month progressions to see results. The results are almost immediate. This method was designed to be fast and effective because of the frustration I felt while playing. I never felt I could get the proper instruction and explanations to perform to the potential I knew I had. It would always take 3 months to 6 months to achieve adequate strength. It would take incredible physical stress and pain to work through a velocity program. I thought "There has to be another way." "I can't work myself to the bone like this for much longer."
What People are Experiencing:
Across the board these are the consistent results and feedback obtained from people using The Wave Method-Pitching:
The students who have implemented The Wave Method have had tremendous results:
This Method is for all players who throw a ball. Football, Softball, Baseball, etc....
It is also for all the Dads and Moms who want to have the experience of playing with their children.
Too many times have dads and moms turned down their children to go play catch because of the pain that follows.
The Wave Method can enhance your experience with your children and give you the possible effortless and painless sensations so you can enjoy your time together, especially outside on God's green earth.
Come see for yourself and experience what The Wave Method can do for you.