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.