At some point, all pitchers hit their hip while pitching. It happens when they fail to create enough room alongside their bodies for their arm, hand and ball. So how do pitchers create space?
It depends on the athlete. Great pitchers learn to adjust their body mechanics to create spacing. Yet it’s important to note that each player does this in different ways because mechanics vary from player to player. Learn more about creating space from UCLA’s Kirk Walker and why he cautions against changing a pitcher’s natural “pitching DNA” too much.