Discover the best power hitting drills to hit a baseball or softball farther every time and increase bat speed, even for beginners. Learn how in this Vladdy Jr swing analysis breakdown, and how using these batting stance swing principles work for hitting slow pitch softball homeruns too!
Vlad Guerrero Jr Swing Breakdown
In this Vlad Guerrero Swing Breakdown video, we cover how to build more consistent power using the principles found in the Catapult Loading System…
- Showing Numbers (axial rotation – protracting front scap) & Bounce,
- Downhill Shoulders (side bend),
- Hiding Hands (Scap Row/Pinch – or retracting back scap),
- One-Joint Rule, and
- Longer Front Arm Shape (CLICK HERE for a Google Images search on “Ted Williams hitting”).
We talk a lot about the principles of the Catapult Loading System. Once you know what they are, the next question is when do we load up? Great question. In this post Tom Myers explains about the 4 factors of springy fascia. Think of fascia like the net bags that hold tangerines at the grocery store, and the bones, muscles, and organs are the tangerines in the netting.
When it comes to answering the question of “When?”, tip #4 in that post highlights what we call the “bounce”. We want the hitter pre-loading the torso (Catapult Loading System), when the hitter makes their positive move towards the pitcher. Before making the move, I tell my hitters to imagine a flashlight installed in their front shoulder. The light shining out front of them. I say to keep the beam shining out front until they start their positive move. It is at that point that they initiate the pre-loading, so this timing allows them to “bounce” into the turn.
You will learn the ‘Showing Numbers’ part of the Catapult Loading System equation by clicking the following…
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