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Re: Bonds/front elbow/short swing

Posted by: Teacherman () on Tue Jul 8 22:00:21 2003

ive read, heard and have even used the theory that when swinging, keep the front elbow as close to the rib cage as possible for more power. this is a very short swing which is for batspeed and two great hitters that keep their front elbow close to their ribs are Barry Bonds and Ted Williams. the problem is that if you focus to much on the front elbow you might get a bad habit of pulling your shoulder out. what are some drills or things to do in warmup swings to focus on keeping my front elbow close to my ribs but with out pulling my shoulder out?

If you are truly rotating around your axis you won't have this problem. If you are drifting or jerking the shoulder back without true rotation then you'll have problems. The line between good rotation around an axis and axis drift/lean/jerk is a fine one. Make sure the axis is stationery.


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