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 ADVANCED VELOCITY ENHANCEMENT
program

Advanced Velocity Enhancement program

VPX is the official training institution of Velopro Baseball. Used by 20 MLB orgs, 70+ NCAA teams, & over 10,000 athletes worldwide.

Program Details
& Applications


Recommendations: 
Ages 9 & up. MLB to Youth. For pitchers who are free of injuries, at least 10 months post surgery, and are not currently experiencing fatigue or chronic soreness.

Research & Development: 
Designed by MLB pitching personnel in conjunction with biomechanists, kinesiology experts, & nationally acclaimed pitching developers. Over a decade of research, analytics, and empirical data supports this program's applications and curriculums.

Usage Requirements: 
To be utilized with the Velocity LOAD Harness. Can be combined with other training systems or aids, but the VL Harness is required to maximize gains and movement performance.

Requires VPX's Torsion Velocity Band System, foam roller, flexor band, and VPX Spin Axis Baseball to maximize gains.

VPX ADVANCED VELOCITY ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM


This program develops supported velocity that can be commanded towards the win.

Throwing hard is one aspect to pitch-ing, but supporting the newfound velocity and commanding such is what wins and provides longevity in the game.

Over 10 years of analytical pitching data (from the University, lab, and on field levels) support this program and its usage.

Data is INDEPENDANTLY obtained from VPX Baseball, which is extremely important to the accountability and integrity of this program. USAGE OF THIS PROGRAM DURING YOUR SEASON REQUIRES OVERSIGHT IN RECOVERY RATES.

  • What's Included »
  • How To Use »
  • Program Videos »
  • Disclaimer & Terms »
  • Program Key »

Program Key:


Always use your Velocity LOAD Harness with every aspect of this program. There will be two ways to use your VL Harness - as denoted in the program key.

To better understand how each usage application is administered into your training process, refer to 'Program Videos' tab above.

» Back Hip Usage (BH): 
One bungee contours your back hip and one bungee runs from middle of waist to inside of back ankle. Trains linear drive force, ground force reaction (GFR), and sync of front foot strike to hip rotation.

» Front Hip Usage (FH): 
One bungee contours your front hip and one bungee runs from middle of waist to inside of front ankle. Trains rotational torque and sync of lower-to-upper half kinetic chain reactions.

» Perceived Effort Level (PEL): 
The amount of effort or intensity level per rep. 100% is max intensity and requires your throws to be on a line. 90% is controlled high velocity throwing with a very slight arc. 70% is slight arc with medium intensity throwing. 50% is a medium arc with intensity that is trying to feel the scapula loading and unloading (loose arm action). 

» Reps or throwing amounts denoted as "clipped" or "unclipped": 
This is regarding your VL Harness specialized bungees. "Clipped" means you would have the specialized bungees attached to the VL Harness waist belt and foot strap, and are utilizing the resistance to train. "Unclipped" means you would keep the specialized bungees unclipped so no resistance is felt.

IMPORTANT: 
You do NOT have to take your entire VL Harness off every time you switch from being clipped-to-unclipped. Instead, just detach the specialized bungees from your foot strap, but leave the bungees clipped to your VL Harness waist belt.

Additionally, clip the ends of the bungees (that were attached to your foot strap) to the VL Harness waist belt. This ensures unclipped bungees do not "fly around" and cause injury when you are pitching or training. This method optimizes time and improves ease of use.

PRE-THROWING & WARM UP CIRCUIT

PRE-THROW, FLEX, & WARM UP CIRCUIT


Before every throw day, you will conduct Steps 1 - 3 (below) BEFORE you start the day's throwing regimen. Do not skip, as this is a portion of your daily routine that gets your body and arm kinetically synced with muscular response.

Refer to the 'Program Drills' tab above for a detailed breakdown of the below circuit:

#1 Active Body Warm Up »

#2 Daily Flex Traction »

#3 Shoulder & Scap Series »

BEFORE YOUR START
THIS PROGRAM

BEFORE YOUR START THIS PROGRAM


You will utilize this throwing program to develop (1) pitching abilities that compete for the win and (2) velocity that enhances your ability to win. Each type of throwing component is denoted within the program's daily throwing regimens. 

RECOVERY MANAGEMENT: 
Ensure your recovery is peaked. If you cannot finish out the day's throwing requirements, cut back and re-evaluate to ensure proper recovery.

"Recovery" is defined as your arm feeling fresh the next day. Some days, you will feel a bit tired or sore. Cut back on that day's throwing to ensure your following day's throwing is not effected.

Additionally, to aid in recovery - ice or do therapy only AFTER you have finished out your running and lifting for that day.

Monitoring your recovery rates is how you will discover at what levels your arm can be utilized. 

ACCESS:  
If you are indoors and do not have access to the distance ratings, simulate by throwing higher into a net at a specific target. Do not just throw baseballs into a net, but pick out a specific spot. 

THROWING APPLICATIONS: 
Whether indoors or outdoors, do not allow your throws to reach above 15'. If you cannot make the distances (in the air), let the baseball bounce to your target.

BE AWARE OF THE PEL LEVELS DENOTED FOR EACH THROWING INTERVAL. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT TO YOUR RECOVERY RATES AND ARM STRESS LEVELS. NOT FOLLOWING PEL DIRECTIVES MAY OVER-STRESS YOUR ARM, REGRESS YOUR RECOVERY, CAUSE CHRONIC SORENESS, OR INJURY.

Once your lower half increases its linear drive force, GFR, and linear-to-rotational sync, your arm speeds will increase - effectively carrying the baseball further and to the target at greater distances. 

Week #1 Daily Training »

Week #2 Daily Training »