Re: inward turn
I am a Division 1 Baseball player at Kent State University. As long as your inward rotation is not exagerated to the point where you are turning your back to the ball I don't think there is anything wrong with. If you can get your hands on a copy of Ted Williams' book, The Science of Hitting, he devotes a section to just such an inward turn. He talks about rotating the front knee inward slightly to get the hips loaded and cocked ready to hit. At the same time you turn innward, load your weight on the back side. Look into it. I don't think it is such a bad thing. As far as holding you back, if it is done right, it will only increase your power. If you have any more questions, email me at email@example.com.
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