Baseball Hitting Mechanics Video: Snapping Towel

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In This Baseball Hitting Mechanics Video,

…I analyze one of my eighth graders Zack, and we uncover the #1 simple tip can overcome bad hitting technique:Baseball Hitting Mechanics Video: #1 Simple Tip to Overcome Bad Hitting Technique

  • “How to make your everyday stance your fight stance, and your fight stance your everyday stance” – Musashi, a famous Japanese Samurai swordsman
  • The Snapping Towel Effect: getting the body moving,
  • The Snapping Towel Effect: the snap back, and
  • How Zack can improve…

CLICK HERE for an MLB case study YouTube video I did on David Ortiz looking into how Big Papi used the same Snapping Towel Metaphor in the 2013 Playoffs.

I’ll be doing a lot of baseball hitting mechanics video case studies of my own hitting students.  Some where I do before and afters of their own swing.  And other times, comparing their swing to a small-bopper I think is relevant to them.  I think these case studies help coaches and instructors eliminate the excuse of how young hitters can’t develop high level mechanics.

The main objective of the Hitting Performance Lab is to show we’re not arguing about linear versus rotational mechanics.  It’s that we’re discussing human movement.  It doesn’t matter whether you’re male or female.  Young or mature.  Baseball or softball.  We’re talking about how the human body is designed to efficiently move.

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I’m a member of the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA), the International Youth and Conditioning Association (IYCA), and the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR).I’m also a HUGE supporter of the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA).

I’ve spent 11+ years in the corrective fitness industry, and have too many alphabet-soup certifications to bore you with.I also played four years of Division One baseball at Fresno State from 2000-2003.

It’s NOT how you study, but what you study that counts.I apply human movement principles (or rules), validated by science, to hitting a baseball and softball.
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5 Comments

  1. Greg

    By narrowing his stance this much you have killed his leverage, his head is over his back knee during stride and at foot plant his front shoulder is higher than his back shoulder, both are power killers. Not a good example of correct teaching. CoachJ

    • hitperformlab

      @Greg: Keep in mind, this is a snapshot of Zack’s swing, we’re still sharpening the sword. He naturally shifted into this more narrow stance without me telling him. Zack’s ear is just inside his knee (see photo) as he starts his stride. Consider Mickey Mantle’s narrow stance (see other photo) with his ear just inside the back knee. Also, since we refined Zack’s footwork, we started working on his shoulder angle and slotting his hands. I hope this helps clear things up Greg.

  2. david rosso

    looking for video i believe i saw on your site with dustin pedroia and david ortiz snap the towel comparison can’t seem to find it iwas brought to your site while looking at somax hip trianer video anyb help you can prvide would be appreciated thanks