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Re: Jack: Lower Body Mechanics

Posted by: Jack Mankin (MrBatspeed@aol.com) on Thu Jul 2 11:42:07 2009

>>> Jack,
First off, I would like to say that I have spent the past year browsing the site and have improved tremendously at the plate. However, in pursuit of the perfect swing, I am having a problem. I can't seem to "get off my back side" in the swing. I see it in all of the great swings: back toe in the air at contact. But I just can't seem to get it; I assume that my lower body mechanics are not quite perfect yet.

I was hoping that you could share some of your teachings/ cues on lower body mechanics in order to help me "get off my back foot."

Thanks again for your great work,
Matt <<<

Hi Matt

Thank you for the compliment. However, without seeing your swing, I am not sure you have a problem. I do not place the value on "get off my back side" as some coaches. Some good hitter's back-foot comes of the ground but many do not. Before making major changes to your mechanics, I think the link below may give you a different perspective on why the weight on the back-foot becomes lighter during rotation.

Weight Shift - Truism or Fallacy

Jack Mankin


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