Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Jack: Lower Body Mechanics
Posted by: rql (
) on Sat Jul 11 20:29:53 2009
> > Jack,
> > Thanks for the link. I believe I have solved the issue and feel like I should share with you the steps that I went through to do so. I've always been a Bonds junkie. I have clips/slide shows of him on my computer and have studied his swing intensively. I believe, steroids or not, he had the perfect swing. I noticed that after he loads the front shoulder down and in and proceeds with his stride, he establishes his stationary axis against his front side that is slightly tilted as opposed to upright. I placed my focus on
> > achieving this and discovered that it is only natural to be "pulled off of the back side."
> > Although my toe does not necessarily get airborne as maybe A-Rod's does, I do get onto the toes and feel that I more efficiently transfer energy into the ball.
> > This is probably something that you already know or have already talked about, but I felt that I should share this progress.
> > Again, thank you for your work. My game has been elevated to a different level by applying some of the concepts on the site. I was once a second baseman who hit for singles and a high average, and now I have added power to my game while retaining a high average. I hit 9 homers in 35 games last summer including a 410ft+ ball in major
> > league stadium (I'm only 5'9, 180lbs). With the minor adjustment that I made today regarding the establishment of a tilted, stationary axis, I hit 5 balls over 360ft with wood in less than 30 swings.
> > Any comments on this adjustment are welcome. <<<
> > Hi Matt
> > I would say you're on the right track. Rotating the hips around a tilted axis automatically pulls weight off the back-foot.
> > Jack Mankin
> PersonnalyI believe most hitters I see in the majors get off the back side.They say when you walk it is a series of constant falls caught by the next foot plant.As I see hitters during their stride or a guy like Pujols who some feel him to be a no strider,but during the stride or in pujols there is a shift forward while the lead toe is on its tip.You watch the rear leg during the stride phase and you see the leg become less vertical,the knee gets out in front of the foot by lead toe touch.I feel the weight has to be shifting into the lead leg to have resistance for the lead hip to rotate against,I think that if you dont get off the back side then you would have to be a back side hip driver to force weight forward into rotation.When guys get fooled and get out front this is from weight shift and unable to adjust for offspeed.
jack in the giambi clip I would say as he strides and the hips move forward the body is in motion,as the toe touches the leg muscles are flexing he is getting weight onto his lead leg so that he can put resistance against that lead hip allowing it to rootate backward the rear hip has weight on it so it can rotate off the weight and into lead leg blockage,I think you have weight transfer before you have rotation though it all flows together with weight transfer,this is the timing part of hitting and being able to adjust,maybe the point at the toe touches for giambi I would say he begins to sit a little this is weight absorbing front side then rotation really puts on alot of weight transfer
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