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What Do Pyramids, Dancers & Mike Trout Teach Us About Hitting for Power?

Hint, hint…it has to do with balance!  This is a bonus to our Why Your Balance Fails series on balance.  I will be discussing: The balance of pyramids, The lateral movement of dancers, and Mike Trout Slow-motion perfect balance during the stride…   The Balance of Pyramids Pyramids have a capstone that is centered over the base. In baseball, good…

Matt Kemp VIDEO: Unique Ted Williams Power Secret

Imagine if I asked you to take a ride in my 2-year-old son’s favorite sports car and ultimate luxury vehicle, the Lamborghini Aventador…cherry red. Costs about $400K, has 720 horse-power, and goes zero to sixty-mph in 2.8 seconds.  I’m drooling just thinking about it.  What if I also told you it had no brakes.  The manufacturer just “forgot” to install…

Crucial Way To Push Off The Foot

This is the third part in three part Why Your Balance Fails (Not What You Think) series about balance. I’ll be discussing a not so well known way to improve balance, posture, and technique.  I’ll be talking about: Tim’s story, Tim’s problem, How-to fix Tim’s problem, and How does this relate to hitting…   Tim’s Story Tim was the strongest kid…

Don’t Try Conditioning Little Leaguers Until You Read This First

This is Part 1 of a multi-part series about conditioning for baseball, for little leaguers: Part 1 – [You Are Here] – Don’t Try Conditioning Little Leaguers Until You Read This First… Part 2 – Conditioning for Little Leaguers -Flexibility Part 3 – (COMING SOON) This will be the start of a multi-part series about conditioning for baseball, for little leaguers. In this post…

Adrian Beltre VIDEO: Can Driving the Ball Be This Simple?

This weekend I worked with a professional hitter Zack Esquerra, from the San Diego area, who was recently released after a couple years in the Diamondbacks organization on this very topic. In this post, We’ll go over how easy it can be to drive the ball by simply changing the position of the back leg during the Final Turn.  We’ll use Adrian Beltre’s…

Albert Pujols Video: A Big Misunderstanding

People always want to know how to hit the ball harder, with more consistency.  And it all starts with how the head moves during the swing.  Who better to look at for consistency than Albert Pujols, AKA “The Machine”… According to Baseball-Reference.com, a few key offensive stats based on his 162-game average are: On-Base + Slug% (OPS) – .991…league average…

Batting Practice Secrets To Fix Swinging Too Hard (VIDEO)

Batting practice and training seems to be met with a caveman’s mentality…Me see ball.  Me swing bat hard.  Me crush ball far.  I can always tell when a young hitter is swinging too hard by the following: Pulling the head, A clenched jaw, and/or NO balance upon the follow through. One great Big League example of caveman swinging is Yoenis Cespedes…

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