Re: snapping your wrists
>>> Lately, I have been trying something new with my wrists to try and get the torque (push/pull). Instead of thinking of pushing and pulling, I think of trying to snap my wrists more so that it makes my top hand push and my bottom hand pull. Do you think this could work? I have definitely seen a change in the way I am hitting. <<<
By thinking of snapping your wrist you may actually be increasing the push/pull of the forearms. However, the muscles that work the wrist are comparatively small and are overwhelmed by the larger muscles that drive (or pull) the forearms.
A simple test might illustrate the difference between “wrist snap” and “push/pull” of the forearms.
Get a bat and take your normal grip.
Sit down and place your elbows on a table.
Keeping both elbows down on the table to eliminate “push/pull”, note bat action from “wrist snap”.
Now, raise your elbows off the table and note bat action from “push/pull”.
Also note that the tighter you grip the bat’ "Strong Hands”, the less bat action you can attain.
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