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What we recommended and discussed with Eric Thames: Swing the bat with your hips. Rotate your back foot from your hips...

Posted by thehittingproject.com on Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Better than overload/underload training

Advanced LASER Training Tip: Don't waste time doing 2 individual overload/underload training drills. Use our LASER Strap instead, it combines all the benefits of overload/underload and the added bonus of staying connected. You can swing a heavy bat (overload benefit), improve bat speed (underload benefit) and your arms don't get pulled away from your core (due to the extra weight, causing a long/slow swing).

Posted by thehittingproject.com on Thursday, May 25, 2017

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Posted by thehittingproject.com on Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Advanced LASER Blast Isolation Drill: Up-And-Inside swing mech...

LASER Blast: Power Hitting Versus Power Pitching Drill. Up-And-Inside swing mechanics. The Laser Strap gives endless opportunities to isolate and work any pitch you wish. In this case, we pre-set the height of the "staying connected" swing phase to improve up-and-inside-fastball swing mechanics. - Heavy Bat (34 inches 43 ounces) Optional. - Global Story: Player, Edgar from Venuzualla who's playing summer baseball in Australia. The Laser Strap keeps you connected to your core, for the first time players can isolate and practice hitting “unhittable” pitches. For example, a +90 mph up-and-inside-fastball. Players have hit this pitch in a game, so it’s not impossible to do, however practicing to hit this pitch has been tough due to a lack of technology, but not anymore. When extending is not an option, the only shot you have to hit the flamethrowers is to swing using your core, and not your arms. Goals Help Edgar with the deeper contact part of his game to work alongside his current strength with hitting extended locations Edgar is a big and strong player, top-hand release R/R Throw/Hit. Due to the physics of a top-hand release swing, players like this hit well in extended locations, however, will struggle to hit deeper contact areas. To have success with LASER Blast Up-And-Inside Front Toss you need a short-to-short swing plane, don't try to lift, as lifting is not an option for deep contact, you'll end up falling all over the place if you do so... it’s the physics of deeper contact swing mechanics. Let the height of the ball provide the lift. Hitting a belt high or above fastball in the right spot will make it go over the fence in a hurry, without lifting. This drill will also put your top hand skills to the test, if you don't know how your top hand works for deep contact, you will fail at this drill. For success hitting +90 mph, higher in the zone, you need to whip the bat around your body with your top hand. Makes sense right? Not a lot of time, therefore you need to keep EVERYTHING as short as possible. Let your reflexes take over; you'll surprise yourself at what you can do when you stop thinking.

Posted by thehittingproject.com on Friday, June 9, 2017

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