“Kibler and Chandler calculated that a 20% decrease in kinetic energy delivered from the hip and trunk to the arm requires a 34% increase in the rotational velocity of the shoulder to impart the same amount of force to the hand”.

****Which means with the absence of force from the back leg drive the arm has to do more work to create velocity which dramatically increases stress on the arm!

19https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3445080/

The King of the Hill Trainer is a patented device that was designed to train the pitcher on how to “Use the Legs”

Thru “FEEL and a AUDIBLE REWARD” the player will be able to duplicate this pattern REDUCING ARM STRESS and INCREASING VELOCITY!

Through consistent reps, the King of the Hill will aid in accomplishing the following:

  • Improvement of mechanics
  • Gradually increase ground force to transfer
  • Improved upper body’s ability to accelerate and rotate
  • Faster arm speed and higher velocity at the release
  • Reduced stress on the pitching arm

With the immediate audible feedback, it becomes easy for the athlete to acknowledge the feel of using the lower half and producing ground force to drive towards home plate. Once the player has mastered the technique of utilizing their legs and producing leg drive, they can gradually increase the resistance which will challenge them to gradually increase the amount of leg drive used resulting in higher velocity.

King of the Hill

$269.00

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Description

The King of the Hill trains pitchers to develop a directional force that creates a linear and efficient path towards home plate by creating an initial energy force starting at the ground through engagement of the lower half. This force, aka Ground Force, transfers up the legs, through the body, and out of the arm in a chain reaction, taking stress off of the pitching arm and increasing velocity. Instead of using verbal commands or visual aids, the trainer gives a feeling of directional force towards home plate with a return of an immediate audible feedback signal when done correctly. Once the player develops directional force that transfers throughout the body, they will challenge their ability by turning the lever at the back of the patented spring housing to increase the amount of force is takes to hear the audible feedback signal, which will result in higher velocity and consistent health of the pitching arm. The King of the Hill has multiple MLB and Collegiate endorsements stating that the trainer is a game changing device that trains the pitcher to engage the lower half.

Additional information

Weight 21 lbs
Dimensions 15 x 17 x 2 in

King of the Hill "3 Drill" video