The center of the mass of the body is directly connected with the centering of the athlete’s mind. As centering of the mind makes the athlete more grounded, calm and relaxed, it lowers the levels of anxiety. Centering the thoughts, the athlete can be fully aware of the body’s position and to be exact – it’s center of mass and transfer of weight around it
Creating a feeling of proper loading and unloading the body parts is first step in creating the awareness of the power source
After the contact phase, it is all about directing the ball and deceleration of the whole movement in the way that the muscles, tendons and ligaments are protected from the chronic injuries.
It’s amazing that we can have the real time feedback about the ratio of the proper to unproper muscles used during the stroke execution using Athos equipment.
Contact point is the peak of the acceleration phase. The energy created through the kinetic chain is finally transferred into the distal wrist joint directing the energy of the leg drive, trunk rotation, shoulder internal rotation, forearm pronation and finally the wrist flexion into one special point of time and space
In the cocking phase, the elastic energy is stored in the major slow moving muscle groups, and through the acceleration phase, this energy is released through the faster moving muscle groups to the ball. How?
What is preparation phase? Placing the ball in the air while the body is getting ready to store the energy (cocking phase) in the most efficient way for the throwing motion (acceleration and follow through phase).