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Category Archive: Vision, Tracking, & Timing

What Do Pyramids, Dancers & Mike Trout Teach Us About Hitting for Power?

Hint, hint…it has to do with balance!  This is a bonus to our Why Your Balance Fails series on balance.  I will be discussing: The balance of pyramids, The lateral movement of dancers, and Mike Trout Slow-motion perfect balance during the stride…   The Balance of Pyramids Pyramids have a capstone that is centered over the base. In baseball, good…

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…

Hanley Ramirez VIDEO: How-To Crush A Curveball

Hanley Ramirez Hitting a Curveball Do’s & Don’ts This post will clarify why the “Snapping Towel” concept is far superior than a hitter who “Sits Back.”  An efficient swing uses the Un-Weighting Principal, or Forward Momentum.  Basically, it’s a hitter getting a “head start”, and making an aggressive move towards the pitcher. CLICK HERE to watch the Troy Tulowitzki Experiment…

Brandon Moss REVEALS Slow Pitcher Timing Secret

Brandon Moss Analysis Shows Timing Adjustment Must Be Made… This Brandon Moss analysis comes from a conversation I had with Coach Justin Karr and his 12-U Bakersfield Sliders Black team.  Thanks Coach Karr, I hope this helps your troops! I want to compare what Brandon Moss does differently hitting a slower pitcher, like knuckle-baller R.A. Dickey of the Toronto Blue Jays, to…

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…

Matt Holliday Video: The Death Of Plate Discipline

Matt Holliday Part-3: How to Optimize Vision, Tracking, and Timing …In this Matt Holliday video we’re mourning the loss of plate discipline in today’s youth game.  World renowned motivational speaker Tony Robbins once said, “If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved the results you want and copy what they do and you’ll achieve the same results.” In his…

Josh Hamilton Video: Coaches Don’t Tell You This

Josh Hamilton Part-2: How to Optimize Vision, Tracking, and Timing …In this Josh Hamilton video we’re focusing on what most coaches don’t tell you (or simply don’t know) about calibrating the timing of a hitter.  You can have the best hitting mechanics, but if timing is off, results can be frustrating. In this video, we’ll analyze: When does a swing start?…

Mike Trout Video: Why Consistency Won’t Improve

Mike Trout: “You’ve Got To Hit It First, Then Look Where It Goes” …This three-part video series will analyze how to optimize vision, tracking, and timing.  This Part-1 video, featuring Mike Trout, will be unwrapping how the best mechanics in the world mean nothing without proper vision.  In this game, we live and die by how consistent we are. In…

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