LASER Beam is a pass/fail step. We recommend you do not move onto the next step until you grasp the concept of top-hand/core mechanics for deeper contact zone (when it gets up on you).
It is a natural science that is the same for all athletes – boxing, tackling, basketball etc. During hitting there are two types of rotation: away from your body (load), and around your body (swinging).
Explosive rotation is common with all sports and that is what we are isolating here. Not only does our Bat Speed Trainer connect you to your swing, it’s also designed to minimize upper body movement in order to improve your core mechanics.
You can’t reach out, you can’t swing with your shoulders, you can’t swing with your arms, you can’t swing with your legs. You have to learn how to swing from your core.
Start with your hands at the top of the strike zone.
Press your elbow back into your hip, drop the barrel of the bat down and focus on whipping it through the zone.
Spread out, isolate the foot down position.
Image: When you start your swing by rotating your back leg from your hips you’ll be able to keep your hands back and make an adjustment a change in pitch speed and movement
Image: Whip that bat through with your hips. Make sure you work on technique, focus on your hips controlling your swing.
Strength by itself will not equal power.
You can be a big strong guy but if you don’t have bat speed or technique you won’t be a consistent power hitter.
If you’re a smaller guy, you may have bat speed, therefore you’ll need to improve your strength and technique to gain power.
In most cases, swinging a heavy bat by itself with develop a long and slow swing. You might improve your strength, but you’ll fail to develop bat speed and technique, as the extra weight of the heavy training bat disconnects your back arm from your swing (casting).
However, combine heavy bat training with our hitting aid and you’ll gain the best of both worlds. Regardless of the heavy weight, you’ll stay connected to your swing. Improving bat speed, core strength and technique…the perfect recipe for power hitting.
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