Re: Re: Throws right, bats left questions for RQL
Posted by: RQL (
) on Fri Oct 6 20:37:48 2000
It has nothing to do with you son throwing right and batting left. I am the #4 hitter at my high school and I pull the ball all the time. It has to do with his mechanics.He has to get the bat head out front.
> I followed your thread of a few weeks ago with interest. My 12 year old son is a very good example of this as he hits predominantly to left and left-center and tends to hit grounders to the right side.
> > Can you give details and specifics of how you built up your left side strength and balanced your top hand action in your swing.
> > What exercises? Weights? You mentioned one-handed swings. What else?
> > We have already gone out and worked some on finding the contact point for hitting to the right side. This will be our winter project so I want to do it successfully.
> > Thanks.
> > TO #4 H.S. HITTER I 1ST STRESSED A DIFFERENT MECHANIC TO PULL THAN FOR GOING AWAY.BUT ALSO WHEN YOU ARE USE TO HITTING AWAY AND YOUR BOTTOM HAND IS DOMINANT YOU MUST CONSIDER THAT THE BOTTOM HAND KEEPS TRYING TO DOMINATE ALL THE WAY TO THE BALL AND YOU NEED TO ALLOW THE BACK ARM TO BALANCE OUT AT A POINT IN THE SWING SO YOU CAN EXTEND HIGH INSTEAD OF L;OW AND ELEVATE THE BALL.STRENGTH NEEDS TO BE BALANCED OUT BUT YOUR RIGHT THAT WHEN TRYING TO PULL WHEN YOU USUALLY GO THE OTHER WAY THERE WELL NEED TO BE SOME MECHANICS CHANGES OR ALL THE REAR ARM STRENGTH IN THE WORLD WONT HELP.IF YOU HAVE HAD THE PULL MECHANICS ALL YOUR LIFE ITS HARD TO UNDERSTAND HOW MUCH THAT LEAD ARM DOMINATES THE SWING PLANE WHENGOING THE OTHER WAY THEN TRYING TO STOP IT WHEN YOU TURN ON AN I.S. PITCH.
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