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Shoulders


Posted by: Melvin () on Wed May 26 02:14:43 2010


Jack

There are some people posting on the Internet who have differing opinions about the role of the shoulders.

One group is saying the shoulders "are bypassed." I don't know what it means, but I think they say shoulder rotation is bad and slows the swing.

Another group is now preaching "shoulder deceleration." They say hitters should intentionally stop the shoulder rotation at some point, which causes the arms and hands and barrel to "slingshot" forward.

Maybe these people are saying the same thing.

Point: Is there any truth to any of this? Do MLB hitters "bypass" or "decelerate" the shoulders?

Also, wasn't it the shoulder rotation of the Cuban national team many years ago that caught your eye, back when the US was sending college teams being taught linear and and knob-to-the-ball mechanics?


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