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Category Archive: Un-Weighting

Edwin Encarnacion Video: How-To “Blocking” Guide

Edwin Encarnacion: Awaken the Sleeping Giant Within I recently worked with Christopher Solis one-on-one, from Pasadena, CA.  He just signed with the University of Sioux Falls, South Dakota this Fall to play for the Cougars division-two baseball team.  He’s in his third year of eligibility, and found me after watching a video I did analyzing Lou Gehrig’s swing. We talked about…

George Springer: Can Gravity BOOST Power?

Could the Forces of Gravity be the Key to Unlock Power? In this video, we’re comparing two athletes from two different sports, rookie outfielder George Springer of the Houston Astros and world record holding Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt.  We’ll look at how gravity can affect energy transfer forces in human movement, and discuss: How-to transfer energy? How George Springer & Usain…

Troy Tulowitzki VIDEO: Stride Killing Bat Speed?

Troy Tulowitzki Stride Length Experiment Question: Does Stride Length Kill Bat Speed? Using the Zepp (Labs) Baseball app, I wanted to use the Scientific Method to analyze whether Troy Tulowitzki’s longer stride increases or decreases bat speed.  Not just a longer stride, but I want to see the torso moving forward as well. Background Research Troy Tulowitzki had a wider…

Ryan Braun: Common Mistakes Hitters Make #1

Does Ryan Braun Hit Backwards?  Common Mistake #1 (of 4)… In the first installment of the Hitting Backwards: 4 Common Mistakes Hitters Make video series, featuring Ryan Braun, we’re analyzing why “Sitting Back” is so destructive to friction-free mechanics.  The WHY boils down to a strange word… According to IdeaFit.com, “Proprioception is the body’s ability to transmit a sense of position, analyze that information…

Andrew McCutchen Video: Do This For Longer Drives

In This Andrew McCutchen Video (1 of 4), …We’re going to look at how ‘Cutch’ (5’10” 190 lbs*) used Science to beat Paul Goldschmidt (6’3″, 245 lbs*) for the 2013 NL MVP.  McCutchen has to stay close to human movement science in order to compete with big guys like Goldschmidt. (*according to Baseball-Reference.com) In this Part-1 video, we’ll: Demo the Un-Weighting…

Baseball Hitting Video Easy Distance PART 2

In This Baseball Hitting Video Easy Distance PART 2, We’re going over: “Gas Pedal” — Natural, NO Push from Backside, “Smooth” — NO Rush (Archer Metaphor), and How Far Should the FREE-FALL be? (setting up your feedback markers). Someone did a video analyzing The Babe’s swing (not up anymore), and what’s amazing is his nearly three-foot long bat almost matches…

Baseball Hitting Video Gain Distance PART 1

In This Baseball Hitting Video Gain Distance The Easy Way PART 1, We’re going over: How to feel lighter in the Final Turn using the rule of Un-Weighting, Moving the body forward to create momentum, and Turning Yourself into a Projectile Missile (Broad v. Triple Jump). It’s amazing what happens when you add a little momentum.  Muscles don’t have to…

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