The Core Issue of Josh Beckett
This season, The Red Sox’ 30 year old Josh Beckett has 1 win in 8 starts with a 7.29 ERA!!
He is currently out with back spasms (Ouch!!) and has been battling back injury all year…
Frustrated Red Sox fans want to know: What is up with our Ace???
Here’s What’s Throwing Off Josh – His Crooked Legs!!!
Making The Pitch:
The Human form generates power to throw much like a 4 Limb See-Saw.
To start, the foot drives into the ground compressing the CORE via the hip…(See PowerWire #8)
That compressed Force Moves Out of The Core via OBLIQUE muscles, through our rotator cuff, to the hand and the ball…
* OBLIQUES are abdominal muscles running DIAGONALLY up into the shoulder bringing core power to our arms
PROBLEM: Josh is VERY Knock-Kneed! (See PowerWire #34)
Essentially Josh’s body is behaving like a See-Saw with irregular sides attached to a lopsided fulcrum!!!
Making the Call:
Josh has got to get his hips straight to get his game back!! His RELATIVELY WEAK GLUTEALS explain his caving in leg posture (See pic below) and chronic back pain (See PowerWire #’s 27, 31)
Josh needs a vigorous regimen of HIP EXTENSION Exercises to straighten his legs and get is ERA where it belongs!!
4 Limb IRONY:
Even though pitching is seemingly a 1-Sided Upper Body Endeavor, ALL Limbs must be carefully maintained to STAY IN THE GAME…..all of you GOLFERS and TENNIS PLAYERS take note!!
Don’t Knuckle Under to Pain!!
Learn all about the MAGIC of Hip Extension Exercises at a “Building the Older Athlete” Workshop from Ranks Academy later this summer!!