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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…

Baseball Hitting Instruction To Stop Rear Racing Elbow Bat Drag

Okay, I’ll admit it… The one hitting fault that is a bugger to fix is, Rear Racing Elbow. Unfortunately: I find that a baseball hitting instruction fix for one player with this challenge, may not work for another. Fortunately: I do see symptoms that tend to haunt specific Rear Racing Elbow bat drag hitters. Unfortunately: I also find that the same combination of…

Baseball Swing Mechanics Experiment: Squash The Bug Ineffective?

Question: Do “Squish the Bug” Baseball Swing Mechanics Depress Bat Speed? Using the Zepp (Labs) Baseball app, I wanted to use the Scientific Method to analyze if the baseball swing mechanics “squishing/squashing the bug”, during the turn, increases or decreases bat speed.  The term “squishing the bug” means rotating the back foot, on the ground, during the turn.  Like you’re…

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…

Where Repeatable Power Is And Where To Get It…

Hitting Performance Lab Boost Batted Ball Distance Challenge Discover how to add 24-48 feet of batted ball distance, instantly, by doing one simple technique.  Increase the speed of the ball coming off the bat by at least 3-mph using my technique, or get ONE FREE 45-minute baseball or softball hitting session with Joey Myers (a $50 value). We’re going to…

What Everyone Ought To Know About Vision & Tracking Training (Interview w/ KC from KCHitter)

This is the third in a 3-part interview series… PART-1: BackSpin Batting Tee: The Ugly Truth Interview with Taylor Gardner PART-2: Why I Ask Questions (And Maybe You Should Too) Interview with Speed Coach Lee Taft, and PART-3: – [YOU ARE HERE] Improve Your “BatterZeye” In 4-8 Weeks, Interview With KC Carswell I call KC, or Ken Carswell, the “mad scientist” when it comes…

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