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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…

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…

Alex Gordon VIDEO: Avoid This Stupid Mistake? [Experiment]

Alex Gordon: Top Out Bat Speed By Striding Closed? Question: Does Striding Front Leg Closed Increase OR Decrease Bat Speed? I was taught my whole playing career to stride front foot closed.  Using the Zepp (Labs) Baseball app, I wanted to use the Scientific Method to analyze whether striding with the front leg closed will have a positive or negative…

Pitching Instruction Secrets For Hitters VIDEO (Madison Bumgarner)

Pitching Instruction: 3 Simple Factors to Great Hitting (Madison Bumgarner Approved) I want to focus on Madison Bumgarner of the San Francisco Giants, and how the pitching instruction he’s received may help hitters develop repeatable power.  Pitching instruction for hitters! I read somewhere that when Ted Williams was asked how a hitter could get more efficient with their swing.  He…

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