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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…

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…

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”…

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…

Baseball Training Aids: Long Slow Swing Fix?

Baseball Training Aids Review: The Speed Hitter It’s featured advertising on MLBNetwork.  Derek Shelton, the Tampa Bay Rays hitting coach, is the spokesperson in the video ad (CLICK HERE to see video). Go to the SpeedHitter website, and you’ll see endorsements from: CC Sabathia (son uses), Aaron Boone (son uses), Kerry Wood (son uses), and David Segui. I’ve also seen…

Youth Baseball ALERT: Hitting Fix for Bat Drag

#1 Youth Baseball Swing Fix To Deflating Bat Speed Awhile back I posted the following to my Hitting Performance Lab Facebook fan-page (CLICK HERE if you haven’t “Liked” my fan-page yet…new content daily): This video blog post will target one of the worst youth baseball swing offenders to deflating bat speed…bat drag.  In this article, we’re going over: What is…

Shin Soo Choo VIDEO: Can Front Arm KILL Bat Speed?

Shin Soo Choo Missing Power? Shin Soo Choo is well-above average when it comes to On-Base Percentage, .389 over a ten-year span. He also averages 37 doubles per season over the same career span.  However, his 162-game average for home-runs is ONLY 19. Keep in mind that Shin Soo Choo is 5’11”, 205 lbs. (all stats are according to Baseball-Reference.com).  Let’s…

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