Entries by Joey Myers

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Josh Donaldson: Stay Closed & ADD Bat & Ball Exit Speed

“Staying Closed” for Fastpitch Softball & Baseball (NOT What You Think)…   In this article, we'll compare the swings of Oakland Athletic's (now Blue Jays) Josh Donaldson and Toronto Blue Jay's Jose Bautista (aka Joey Bats).  In the video, we'll discuss: Donaldson v. Bautista metrics, What “staying closed” means to spine engine mechanics, and Where Josh Donaldson […]

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Chris Davis Video: “Power Move”

Does Chris Davis Hit Backwards?  Common Mistake #4 (of 4)…   The last installment to the Hitting Backwards: 4 Common Mistakes Hitters Make video series, looks at the swing of 2013 MLB home-run leader Chris Davis. “Being short to the ball” is disastrous to repeatable power.  We can be ‘compact', but ‘swinging down on the ball' in order to be ‘short […]

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Miguel Cabrera REVEALS Timing Of Torque

Does Miguel Cabrera Hit Backwards?  Common Mistake #3 (of 4)…   The third installment to the Hitting Backwards: 4 Common Mistakes Hitters Make video series, stars 8-time All-Star & 2-Time AL MVP Miguel Cabrera.  I'll show you how hitting instructors get torque timing wrong, causing reciprocal inhibition to occur in reverse. In this Miguel Cabrera video, we'll look at: […]

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Adrian Gonzalez: Power Secret You Are Missing?

Does Adrian Gonzalez Hit Backwards?  Common Mistake #2 (of 4)…   In the second installment to the Hitting Backwards: 4 Common Mistakes Hitters Make video series, starring Adrian Gonzalez, we discuss why “walking away from the hands” doesn't make sense.  A-Gon is a bigger hitter (*6'2″, 225lbs) who uses human movement science correctly to generate […]

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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 […]

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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 […]