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Where Stride Landing Counter-Rotation Is And How To Get It (Flexibility & Strength Exercises)

Reader Question: “What flexibility work do you do with your trainees to enhance counter-rotation of the torso as the foot lands open?” This questions stems from how I teach hitters to ‘show their numbers’ to the pitcher during the load, as close to stride landing as possible… (see image of Andrew McCutchen) But for this to work, here’s the kicker……

Jose Altuve Hitting Analysis Reveals A Pathway To Repeatable Power

Like Jose Altuve, You Can Compete With BIG Sluggers… In doing Jose Altuve hitting analysis, here’s what I hear… “Well, he’s a big hitter, that’s why he can hit for power”… …Is the EXCUSE from coaches who’re removing any responsibility to help their smaller hitters hit the ball farther and harder. Or, oftentimes I hear this about a hitter like Dustin Pedroia…

Who Is Your Swing Model? And WHY?

WHY We Need A Better Standard Of Measure… (I apologize that this post became a rant, but DEFINITELY worth the read.  Please allow about 8.5 minutes of time) In this post, we go over: 7 reasons WHY we need a better standard of measure, Who are you modeling? And WHY? And, 5 gold standard criteria keys for a high level…

Lou Gehrig Reveals Ways To Predictably Crush The Ball (Without Sacrificing Swing Quality)

Here Is A Predictable Swing Method That Helped Lou Gehrig Hit For Both Power & Average… You coaches (and Lou Gehrig or “vintage swing” fans) are in for a treat… I wanted to REVISIT a video I published on YouTube on Jun 11, 2013 for SwingSmarter.com, That broke down the swing of Lou Gehrig, And compared his swing to the Olympic…

Baseball Swing Mechanics Slow Motion: How To Fix 9yo Thomas P. [5-Month Case Study]

To People That Want To Fix Baseball Swing Mechanics Slow Motion But Can’t Get Started With permission from Dad, I wanted to share 9-year-old Thomas P.’s hitting journey after 12 baseball swing mechanics slow motion online video feedback sessions with me at The Feedback Lab. We started session #1 January 18th, 2016, and finished session #12 June 2nd, 2016.  The video above…

How To Consistently Crush The Ball Using Geometry & Springy Forces

New Hitting Model – This Is The Future Of Teaching A Swing… The objective of this presentation was to give a technical speech to a non-technical audience. Sorry, the video and audio aren’t the best, but I think you’ll get the overall message. Also, I’ve provided the powerpoint slides I used for this presentation (CLICK HERE to download from Google Drive)….

Rotational Linear Hitting Mechanics: Never Suffer From “World-Is-Flat” Syndrome Again

Rotational Linear Hitting Mechanics: Get Rid of Old Tired Hitting Dogmas Once and For All A rotational linear hitting mechanics reader question came in recently that relates well to both baseball and softball… “What is the best to teach a rotational swing or a linear swing?” Here’s what we’ll cover in this rotational linear hitting mechanics post: Swing is both…and then some, Conservation…

Softball Hitting Drills Fastpitch: How You Can Improve Timing Almost Instantly

Softball Hitting Drills Fastpitch For Timing: Bad Hitting Outcomes Evaluation Checklist A softball hitting drills fastpitch reader question came in recently that relates well to baseball… “Why is Timing not taught throughout majority instructors? Great mechanics are good but without Timing principles, you just look good going back to the dugout. What are some of the different ways you would teach/describe…

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