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The water bottle drill is a great way for athletes to learn efficient arm pathway and shape with less resistance and without adding excess volume to your throwing!
Long arm action just means the time it takes for the ball to be released. You may see some outfielders display this type of pathway style because they are building up momentum and making distance throws than infielders or catchers. Your focus should be on hearing and feeling the water shift in the bottle as you make your simulated throw. Although this is a longer arm pathway style, you still want to start minimizing the arm shape as you start to rotate he body. This will help the arm move through the throwing zone faster!
Republished with permission from highlevelthrowing.com