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Batting Tee: The Ugly Truth Interview With Taylor Gardner

Backspin Batting Tee: The Quickest & Easiest Way to Drive the Ball This is the first in a 3-part interview series… PART-1: [YOU ARE HERE] BackSpin Batting Tee: The Ugly Truth Interview with Taylor Gardner PART-2: Why I Ask Questions (And Maybe You Should Too) Interview with Speed Coach Lee Taft, and PART-3: – Improve Your “BatterZeye” In 4-8 Weeks, Interview With KC…

Baseball Hitting Drills For Bat Speed Experiment: Jose Bautista “Blocking”

“Blocking” Like Jose Bautista: A Baseball Hitting Drills For Bat Speed Experiment   Question: Does Landing Bent with the Front Knee & then Straightening it, Add Bat Speed? Using the Zepp (Labs) Baseball app, I wanted to use the Scientific Method to analyze if “Blocking”, or using Ground Reaction Forces (GRF), produces a significant gain in bat speed.   Background Research Check…

Baseball Swing Plane Experiment: Staying Low Like Stephen Vogt

Getting Under The Ball Like Stephen Vogt – A Baseball Swing Plane Experiment Stephen Vogt side note: CLICK HERE to watch video of him doing referee impersonations, he’s apparently known for, on Intentional Talk.  That’s Johnny Gomes in the background 😀 Question: Can the Back Leg Angle Affect Ball Flight During the Final Turn? Using the Zepp (Labs) Baseball app, I…

“Bunt” Your Way To Repeatable Power?

One of my readers sent me this Perry Husband video… Interesting how he compares the impact positions of bunting to the swing. He mentions some things in this video: Bending the arms as a “shock absorber”, Bent limbs are “weak”, Is he promoting a straight arms at swing impact? Stretching rubber bands – “Every muscle in my body is elastic”,…

Babe Ruth Reveals Hand Tension?

Create Pre-Turn Hand Tension Like Babe Ruth Question: Do Relaxed Hands Really Lead to Higher Bat Speeds? Using the Zepp (Labs) Baseball app, I wanted to use the Scientific Method to analyze whether having relaxed hands or “hand-tension” – pre-turn – increases or decreases bat speed. Background Research To me, it just always looked like the all-time greats – Babe…

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…

Hank Aaron Reveals Ways To Hit A Homer

Here is a Method that Helped Hank Aaron to Consistently Hit Dingers… According to Baseball-Reference.com, Hank Aaron averaged almost 33 homers over 23 seasons (755 all-time homers).  And at ONLY 6’0″, 180-pounds, I would say that’s quite an accomplishment! The above 24-minute video is a home-run derby hosted by Mark Scott.  You can purchase the Legends Home Run Derby 3 Volume…

Hitting A Baseball: Discover The Secret Of Impact

Debating the intricacies of hitting a baseball (or softball) can be as bad as discussing religion or politics.  This is why we look to proven human movement science first.  Hitting a baseball is an imperfect skill.  It has a lot of failure built into the fabric.  The objective of every coach, instructor, or parent should be to build as many “fail-safes”…

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…

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