Date: August 10th-12th Velocity Camp
Place: Mandeville, Louisiana
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I was invited to take part in Brent Porciau’s 3X Extreme Velocity Pitching Camp to get an up close and personal view of exactly what Brent’s approach to training pitching velocity.
I have been following Brent for about a year now through his forum and have been interested in getting a bird’s eye view of his 3X approach.
So I was excited to get a chance to spend a few days taking in every aspect of his training program.
After a 10 hour road trip from Missouri with a L.J.16 year old pitcher (He Paid for the Camp) that I have been working with I was anxious to see how L.J. would respond to Brent’s training methods.
Day 1. Intro to 3x Pitching Philosophy.
I have been a believer for a long time that pitchers should be dynamic powerful athletes and should train as such.
Brent’s philosophy that 80% of a pitcher’s velocity comes from the lower half of the body is exactly what I believe is the biggest issue most young pitchers face.
So by learning power pitching mechanics and using a dynamic strength and conditioning program pitchers should definitely see a major boost in their velocity.
3X Pitching breaks down the Pitcher’s Mechanics into 6 major components.
- Leg Lift Momentum
- The Load
- Triple Extension (3X) and Separation
- Chest Thrust and External Rotation
- Elbow Extension
Brent does a fantastic job of explaining Pitching Mechanics.
He breaks down pitching mechanics as well as any professional pitching coach I have ever had or met. If you want an easy to understand explanation he does it as well as anyone.
His Medicine ball drills and Target throwing drills does an exceptional job of focusing on every aspect of powerful pitching mechanics.
Day 2: The Fusion System
Brent is a Certified USA Weightlifting and Sports Performance Coach. A major component of his program is his Strength and Conditioning Program. He definitely takes the pitcher should be an explosive athlete approach to training pitchers.
His fusion system is a complete Total Body Training consisting of Olympic Lifts, Flexibility Training, Joint Integrity Training, Core Training and Anaerobic Conditioning.
It comes with a 8 week training calendar that lays out exactly what the pitcher should focus on.
Brent went through the complete fusion system with every pitcher. The fusion system focuses on doing every lift correctly.
After day 2 I was starting to see why the pitchers that make through his program become more powerful and why their velocity can and will increase.
Day 3: Pitching Mechanics Analysis
This one of Brent’s specialties and has been using video to breakdown pitcher’s mechanics for years. His experience and skill in breaking down mechanics is worth the price of the camp alone.
Check out his forum for a ton of free video analysis that Brent has done.
After witnessing Brent’s 3 day camp and his hands on approach I can understand why the pitchers that buy into his program do see real results fast.
The thing that I liked the most is the fact that it is not easy. The program chases off all the pretenders. If you are not serious about velocity and adding it to your arsenal than his program is probably not for you.
Being an elite pitcher is not easy. It takes an incredible work ethic and perseverance.
Everything about 3X Pitching promotes and encourages just that.
I have to be honest I wasn’t sure what these 3 days was going to bring.
I was already a believer in a lot of his program, but now that I have met Brent, his passion for helping young pitchers is contagious.
I see why pitchers come from all over the United States and the World to his camps.
I can’t wait to see what the future has for him and his 3X Pitching Program.
His patience and lack of ego was something that I believe every pitcher and parent appreciated.
Definitely worth the 10 hour car ride.
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