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Re: Re: Re: Re: hitting the ball to right field

Posted by: rql () on Thu Jul 17 06:52:41 2003

im going be a senior this year in highschool. i have problemes hitting the ball to right. i hit alot homeruns to left and center, but balls on the outer half i ground to short or pop up to the infield. are there any drills for me to improve,also i wanna get bigger, stronger, and faster. Are their any weight lifting and training programs out there. thanks
> > >
> > > I just finished High School. I've been a decent hitter to all fields. I've been hitting off the Tee alot before. That helped a lot. Just put the tee on the outside part of the plate and swing. Experiment with different outside locations to see where you hit best. Some hit the outside pitch out in front. Some, like me, wait a split second longer when its closer to the catchers mitt.
> > > I'm skinny. Like you I'm trying to get bigger and stronger. I have a book called Complete Conditiong for Baseball that's been helpful so far. I heard of another one called 52-week Baseball Training, or something along that line. Another key thing to get bigger is to eat, eat, eat.
> > > Hope that helps.
> > > Here's some good advice:
> > 1) lift 2 weeks with weights that you can barely get 15 reps
> > then lift 2 weeks with weights that you can barely get 10-12rep
> > then lift 2 weeks with weights that you can barely get 6-8 reps
> > now start the sequence over and the weight you used for 15 should
> > be heavier...
> > 2) don't just eat eat eat. eat at least one gram of protein per day
> > per pound of body weight. if you weigh 150 eat at least 150 grams
> > of protein. after your workout you have 2 hours to consume at
> > least 30 grams of protein. this 2 hour window is the time your
> > muscles NEED the protein to repair and build.
> > 3) take the supplement called Creatine. this supplement is the most
> > widely researched supplement on the face of the earth. and it is
> > also the most effective supplement for strength and weight gains.
> > there are ZERO negative side effects from this supplement. if
> > there were i wouldn't have my 14 yr. daughter using it.(115lbs.
> > and hits 210ft taters) i've studied creatine since it was
> > introduced to the public in 1993. it's all good...
> > 4) the secret to muscle gain is don't miss any workouts and do what
> > i told you above.
> > take care, Rich
> I've read that some people taking creatine often feel cramped while on creatine, but it was because they weren't drinking enough water throughout the day. And even if you're not taking creatine you should be drinking a ton of water anyway.
> There are other supplements too. Protein powders and shakes. Then there's the traditional steak, ham, beef, and other meats.
> Check out a nearby nutrition store and see what they have.
> Did you know Sammy Sosa was only 165 lbs when he was a rookie?

If you are hitting HRs to pull side and using rotational mechanics and then pulling the os pitch it is fixable but takes hard work.See your use to driving the back shoulder through contact to have the barrel ahead of the hands however the barrel should be no more than perpendicular to the ball on the OS pitch at contact which well drive it right back at the pitcher,if the barrel is slightly behind the hands at contact the ball well go the other way.If the ball is on the outer 5 inches of the plate and you let your barrel be in line or behind the hands at contact your in good shape but barrel slightly ahead gets a grounder to short usually off the end of bat.My advice is get the tee put it on the os corner take your normal stance move the tee back behind your lead knee near back of plate and turn hard to hit it like pull but your rear elbow is in a new slot more away from body and lead arm is more straight across the chest as you turn.As you hit you can slo mo some and see how far back the barrel is behind hands at contact and where the ball went when you swung full speed.Eventually you work the tee so barrel and hands are perpendicular to the ball at contact.Once you get your range of where your comfortable hitting this pitch you work on it 1st every session then go to inside pitch.


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