In This Baseball Hitting Video Trick For Longer Drives,
…I analyze one of my young hitters Jarred, comparing his most recent swing to another about six months prior:
- We analyze how consistent he’s being with his Float, Fall, and Fight Position (Landing),
- How his spinal alignment got better, and
- What baseball hitting drill he needs to be working on to clean up his Fight Position.
In the beginning, Jarred was one of those hitters who came in turning and burning on every pitch. Head flying out. Shoulders doing the same. Very inconsistent with his power. Once I got him to realize the swing isn’t all about muscle activation, but about using the forces of gravity to give him a “head-start”, he started seeing the ball rocket off his barrel.
You see, it’s all about technique. Not athleticism. Sure the latter helps. But it doesn’t mean a small hitter can’t out-slug a bigger one…just look at how Andrew McCutchen (5’10”, 190lbs*) beat out Paul Goldschmidt (6’3″, 245lbs*) for the 2013 NL MVP.
For more baseball hitting video trick information, CLICK HERE to watch a four-minute video where Dr. Kelly Starrett reveals a simple Spine Integrity Test you can do with your players right away.
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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.