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Baseball Hitting Instruction To Stop Rear Racing Elbow Bat Drag

Okay, I’ll admit it… The one hitting fault that is a bugger to fix is, Rear Racing Elbow. Unfortunately: I find that a baseball hitting instruction fix for one player with this challenge, may not work for another. Fortunately: I do see symptoms that tend to haunt specific Rear Racing Elbow bat drag hitters. Unfortunately: I also find that the same combination of…

Baseball Swing Mechanics Experiment: Squash The Bug Ineffective?

Question: Do “Squish the Bug” Baseball Swing Mechanics Depress Bat Speed? Using the Zepp (Labs) Baseball app, I wanted to use the Scientific Method to analyze if the baseball swing mechanics “squishing/squashing the bug”, during the turn, increases or decreases bat speed.  The term “squishing the bug” means rotating the back foot, on the ground, during the turn.  Like you’re…

Mental Approach To Hitting: “Failing Forward”

“Failing Forward” Like Derek Jeter, Reggie Jackson, & Michael Jordan This was a “rough draft” inspirational speech I did for my local Toastmasters group about “Failing Forward”… Sorry audio isn’t as good as my other videos. I wrote it for my parents, coaches, and hitters who are struggling through the hitting process. CLICK HERE for my speech cliff notes. Big thanks…

Batting Timing Drills: 2 Little Known Ways To Get “On-Time”

The Sooner You Know These Batting Timing Drills The Better Take a guess at one of the biggest hitting frustrations is, according to my readers? Timing! Probably not a shocker because your hitters probably struggle with this as well.  Mine do! I always tell my hitters, the most efficient mechanics in the world don’t mean a thing, if a hitter’s…

Batting Cages May Be Dangerous To Repeatable Power

I know you what you’re thinking, “Okay, so what’s wrong with hitting at the batting cages?“ We’ll get to that… But before we do, let me set the stage for what I’m about to share with you… A glimpse into an online hitting lesson I gave to my hitter Stephen at The Feedback Lab. I was granted permission from Kyle Harrington (Stephen’s…

Baseball Online: Never Suffer From Bat Drag Again

Baseball Online: Ryan Bruan

Since it’s the end of 2014/beginning 2015, I wanted to do a baseball online re-cap article on my TOP-3 blog posts in 2014, based on my Google Analytic Metrics.  The top-3 were: Baseball Training Aids: Long Slow Swing Fix? (4,425 page views – 12 page views/day), Josh Donaldson: Stay CLOSED & Add Ball Exit Speed (4,250 page views – 11.5…

Baseball Pitching + Roger Federer = Repeatable Power (Hitting Video)

Yes, hitters can build consistent explosive rotational power into their swings by learning from tennis players and baseball pitching athletes.  CLICK HERE to check out this “Pitching Instruction Secrets for Hitters” video post I did featuring 2014 World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner. I received an email from a teacher in Portugal named Alexandra Franco.  She plays competitive tennis and is also…

Derek Jeter VIDEO: These Exercises Accelerate Swing Efficiency

Derek Jeter: Exercises Proven To Increase Batted Ball Distance I was recently introduced to Danilo Collins (pronounced Duh-nee-lo).  A 16-year-old baseball player in Florida.  Over email, he sent impact and follow through pictures (and video) of his swing, saying: “Hey Joey, I have had this exact problem ever since I started filming my swing. During my final turn, at or near contact I…

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