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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Getting Started

Posted by: Torque (roscoethewestie@comcast.net) on Thu May 14 21:17:10 2009

> > > > "however, a hitter that slots his rear elbow into the L slot cannot be anything but rotational. Your hands have to follow a circular hand path and you have to rotate with the rear arm slotted into the L slot."
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> > > > Thanks, I have simply been moving my arms in this manner, and I see what you mean. This is a very helpful starting point; much appreciated.
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> > > Just briefed over this thread,torque what do you mean by keeping front toe closed ,if that was your comment,do you mean pointed toward plate.
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> > Yes I mean having the lead toe pointed at the plate to the dugout. Batspeed seems to be about 2 to 3 mph faster when hitting off the tee straightaway with the lead toe at the plate. A lot of good major league hitters do the same. I noticed good golfers do the same too.
> I saw boggs did it and felt it restricted some hip rotation or put alot of stress on the knee ligaments,I can see it more for an away to middle hitter than a pull hitter

A lot of good hitters do it. It makes the swing faster as it shortens the amount of time during hip rotation. The rear hip doesn't have as far to travel. Manny does it and I'm pretty sure Pujols does too. It also makes for a tighter axis of rotation. Good core flexibility is required. Overall it adds a couple of miles per hour to batspeed.


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