Nolan breaks down his book into mechanics and training in a very readable format. The critics who said that the book focuses too much on conditioning and not enough on pitching secrets are missing the boat: CONDITIONING IS HIS PITCHING SECRET. How else did he last 27 years?
Learn from the best pitcher to play the game and the one who did it the longest.
This is a great book for anyone. He is straight forward and has a unique ability to communicate while still making it fun to learn. Nolan covers everything from gripping to training. Great book.
Nolan Ryan and Tom House put together a wonderful how-to book of conditioning and pitching. Everyone needs to condition to keep muscled tightened, Ryan and House emphasize that wonderfully in "Nolan Ryan's Pitcher's Bible"
My perspective outlines this book like this. Without a proper work-out ethic, you are not going to succeed in pitching or anything else. I don't understand why people are knocking this book. It helped me to EARN a spot on the H.S. team here in Texas. Yes, pitching mechanics is part of the game but it is what you do before that game is what counts. Quote from the book,"You can blow a game without proper conditioning" It clearly defines in the book about mechanics and conditioning. Yes there where too much repetitive stuff about where Ryan works out at before and during the season but I rank it as very helpful tool to be better at the game. For all of you "Disappointed" you are not seeing the real reason for success for you or your son or daughter or players. CONDITIONING is the only reason you stay on top of your game. That is what Nolan and Tom discuss. I found that no other book will discuss the both conditioning and mechanics in one book. I like to see anyone try to work on mechanics and not work on conditioning and see how successful they are. It is the best. Could be better but still the best!