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Re: myotatic movements

Posted by: tom.guerry (tom.guerry@kp.org) on Tue Aug 29 11:06:22 2000

Myotactic reflex is just a fancy medical term for the muscle stretch reflex.This is not an area I am too experienced in.Paul Nyman has lots of info at setpro,particularly an audio clip that explains some concepts underlying the training of the neuromuscular system.
In training for hitting,you would like to maximize the number of fast twitch fibers,and get them to fire quickly together as much as possible.
On a mechanics level,you can boost the acceleration of a motion by suddenly reversing direction at 180 degrees,for example when you pitch.the elbow will suddenly change direction at 180 degrees as it is accelerated by unloading of the shoulder joint if you have the ideal arm slot.This can help get the bat going as well by cocking/uncocking.


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