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Baseball Batting Stance & Hitting Techniques: Josh Donaldson Explains His Swing

13 Josh Donaldson Gold Nuggets: You Didn’t Have To Be A Professional, To Teach High Level Baseball Batting Stance & Hitting Techniques (I apologize in advance…PLEASE set aside about 14 minutes of reading time for the following baseball batting stance & hitting techniques post. It’s a bit of an emotional RANT 😉 We FINALLY have validation!!! To have 2015 AL…

Jose Altuve Hitting Analysis Reveals A Pathway To Repeatable Power

Like Jose Altuve, You Can Compete With BIG Sluggers… In doing Jose Altuve hitting analysis, here’s what I hear… “Well, he’s a big hitter, that’s why he can hit for power”… …Is the EXCUSE from coaches who’re removing any responsibility to help their smaller hitters hit the ball farther and harder. Or, oftentimes I hear this about a hitter like Dustin Pedroia…

Lou Gehrig Reveals Ways To Predictably Crush The Ball (Without Sacrificing Swing Quality)

Here Is A Predictable Swing Method That Helped Lou Gehrig Hit For Both Power & Average… You coaches (and Lou Gehrig or “vintage swing” fans) are in for a treat… I wanted to REVISIT a video I published on YouTube on Jun 11, 2013 for SwingSmarter.com, That broke down the swing of Lou Gehrig, And compared his swing to the Olympic…

Baseball Swing Slow Motion Analysis Of Joey Votto

Dominate The Pitch Plane Like Joey Votto (Baseball Swing Slow Motion Analysis) This is Part-2 of a 3-part baseball swing slow motion analysis video series coming straight out of the Pitch-Plane Dominator online video mini-course… Sick of struggling to reduce your hitter’s ground balls, swing and miss strikeouts, and non-productive weak fly balls?  This simple 4-Step online video mini-course (7-modules total) will help…

Baseball Batting Techniques: Simple Way To Use Forward Momentum That Works For Elite Hitters

Forward Momentum: Tinker & Test Baseball Batting Techniques In this baseball batting techniques post, we’ll talk about how elite MLB sluggers employ Forward Momentum (FoMo for short). I’m going to answer the following questions from my readers: Does a hitter transfer all their weight to the front leg at some point in the swing? Does FoMo stride need to be big…

Baseball Swing Load: If You Can Bend Sideways You Can Gain 4-MPH Bat Speed

Question: Does a Slight “Downhill” Shoulder Angle Before Landing Boost Baseball Swing Load & Bat Speed? In this baseball swing load “shoulder” angle experiment using the Zepp (Labs) Baseball app, I wanted to use the Scientific Method to analyze what would happen to Bat & Hand Speed when we took 100 swings with a slight “Downhill” shoulder angle (about 8-10-degrees) versus…

How To Hit 120.5-mph Ball Exit Speeds Like Josh Donaldson

Amy Gill and Andrew Marden from KSEE24, a local sports news station here in Fresno, CA, put this video together of an HPL Batted Ball Distance Challenge held about a month ago. We worked primarily on testing “showing the numbers“, and the results were interesting… Twelve total hitters, ranging in ages from 8-17 years old.  Nine of them had been…

Proper Baseball Hitting Mechanics: “Hiding Hands” Zepp Experiment (featuring JD Martinez)

Boost “Top Out” Bat Speed By “Hiding The Hands”, Like JD Martinez…   Question: Does Hiding the Hands Increase Bat Speed versus NOT Hiding Them? Using the Zepp (Labs) Baseball app, I wanted to use the Scientific Method to analyze if hiding the hands from the pitcher prior to stride landing boosts bat speed, over not hiding them.  Some may…

Baseball Batting Tips: Small Hitter’s Way To Power (featuring Wilin Rosario)

Wilin Rosario Baseball Batting Tips: Big Power Without Being, Ahem, BIG…   Question… How do you defeat a man who stands 9-feet, 9-inches tall?  What if this man had a bronze helmet on his head and wore a coat of scale armor of bronze weighing 125-pounds; on his legs he wears bronze greaves, and a bronze javelin is slung on his back.  His…

Baseball Swing Plane Experiment: Staying Low Like Stephen Vogt

Getting Under The Ball Like Stephen Vogt – A Baseball Swing Plane Experiment Stephen Vogt side note: CLICK HERE to watch video of him doing referee impersonations, he’s apparently known for, on Intentional Talk.  That’s Johnny Gomes in the background 😀 Question: Can the Back Leg Angle Affect Ball Flight During the Final Turn? Using the Zepp (Labs) Baseball app, I…

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