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> *****Before we go any further, is that correct?*****
> Now coming full circle, your original questions were, “How exactly do the legs function in the swing?” and “Does the hitter consciously straighten the front leg and consciously push with the back leg, or are these natural occurences due to sound early mechanics?”
> Can you answer your own questions?
As of now, I would say that the legs function to facilitate hip rotation in the quickest way possible. Hip rotation would then help rotate the shoulders, which speed up the hands. I would also say that while it IS possible to consciously move the legs into such a position, it would work better if the body was somehow programmed to do it naturally. If anything, it would make the swing more fluid.
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