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Mickey Mantle: How To Increase Batted Ball Distance When You’re Not Throwing A Javelin?

CRUSH the Ball Like Mickey Mantle I originally included this Mickey Mantle video in a Swing Smarter Baseball Hitting Drills post on June 11th, 2013. I did this about 6-months before launching HPL. Since publishing the YouTube video, it has amassed over 56,325 views, 76 video “Likes”, and only 7 video “dislikes”. The basic premise of the video was to compare Mickey Mantle’s…

Baseball Hitting Drills For Youth: DO NOT Be “That Guy”

How to Become a Hitting Expert When You Come Across “That Guy” (Baseball Hitting Drills For Youth Included)… So, this is what I have to deal with on a weekly basis… I also want to apologize in advance, this is a little bit of a rant. Before going into the baseball hitting drills for youth, here’s some context, It all…

Softball Batting Drills For Power: “Back Eye” Test (Hit-Bit #2)

What Everybody Ought to Know About Softball Batting Drills for Power… This softball batting drills for power “Hit-Bit”, or hitting tid-bit, is an answer to questions from my readers when I asked them, “If you could have a private conversation with me, what two questions would you ask?”  The answers are meant to be short, actionable, and tips you can…

Baseball Batting Techniques: Simple Way To Use Forward Momentum That Works For Elite Hitters

Forward Momentum: Tinker & Test Baseball Batting Techniques In this baseball batting techniques post, we’ll talk about how elite MLB sluggers employ Forward Momentum (FoMo for short). I’m going to answer the following questions from my readers: Does a hitter transfer all their weight to the front leg at some point in the swing? Does FoMo stride need to be big…

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…

Baseball Batting Tips: Small Hitter’s Way To Power (featuring Wilin Rosario)

Wilin Rosario Baseball Batting Tips: Big Power Without Being, Ahem, BIG…   Question… How do you defeat a man who stands 9-feet, 9-inches tall?  What if this man had a bronze helmet on his head and wore a coat of scale armor of bronze weighing 125-pounds; on his legs he wears bronze greaves, and a bronze javelin is slung on his back.  His…

“Bunt” Your Way To Repeatable Power?

One of my readers sent me this Perry Husband video… Interesting how he compares the impact positions of bunting to the swing. He mentions some things in this video: Bending the arms as a “shock absorber”, Bent limbs are “weak”, Is he promoting a straight arms at swing impact? Stretching rubber bands – “Every muscle in my body is elastic”,…

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