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Baseball Hitting Drills For Contact: ProXR Bat Knob Zepp Experiment

Question: Does a Modified Bat Knob Increase Bat & Ball Exit Speeds? In this baseball hitting drills for contact bat knob experiment using the Zepp (Labs) Baseball app & Bushnell radar gun, I wanted to use the Scientific Method to analyze what would happen to Bat and Ball Exit Speeds when using the same model and sized wood bat, but the only difference being that one bat…

How To Become Top 5% Of Coaches In 6-Months

I’ve been doing research on an upcoming project called The Science Of Sticky Coaching.  I did an interview with legendary Coach Bob Bennett (my coach at Fresno State from 2000-2002), and Thomari-Story Harden (founder of Team Avenue Travel Baseball, and an 8-year Los Angeles Dodger Pro), and just thought I’d share it with you. Sorry, the interview audio may not…

Baseball Batting Practice: Don’t Buy Expensive Bats Without Testing First

Question: Do More Expensive Bats Increase Bat & Ball Exit Speeds? In this baseball batting practice Mizuno bat model experiment using the Zepp (Labs) Baseball app & Bushnell radar gun, I wanted to use the Scientific Method to analyze what would happen to Bat and Ball Exit Speeds comparing the performance of two different Mizuno bat models, but the same 34-inch, 31-ounce size: Mizuno…

Baseball Swing Load: If You Can Bend Sideways You Can Gain 4-MPH Bat Speed

Question: Does a Slight “Downhill” Shoulder Angle Before Landing Boost Baseball Swing Load & Bat Speed? In this baseball swing load “shoulder” angle experiment using the Zepp (Labs) Baseball app, I wanted to use the Scientific Method to analyze what would happen to Bat & Hand Speed when we took 100 swings with a slight “Downhill” shoulder angle (about 8-10-degrees) versus…

How To Hit 120.5-mph Ball Exit Speeds Like Josh Donaldson

Amy Gill and Andrew Marden from KSEE24, a local sports news station here in Fresno, CA, put this video together of an HPL Batted Ball Distance Challenge held about a month ago. We worked primarily on testing “showing the numbers“, and the results were interesting… Twelve total hitters, ranging in ages from 8-17 years old.  Nine of them had been…

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…

Proper Baseball Hitting Mechanics: “Hiding Hands” Zepp Experiment (featuring JD Martinez)

Boost “Top Out” Bat Speed By “Hiding The Hands”, Like JD Martinez…   Question: Does Hiding the Hands Increase Bat Speed versus NOT Hiding Them? Using the Zepp (Labs) Baseball app, I wanted to use the Scientific Method to analyze if hiding the hands from the pitcher prior to stride landing boosts bat speed, over not hiding them.  Some may…

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