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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: GETTING more top HAND power

Posted by: rql () on Fri Mar 5 17:22:02 2004

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> > > > > if you were a one-armed baseball batter, and had a choice of which arm you'ld rather have, which would you choose?
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> > > > Definitely the dominant arm.I'm right handed,so I would take the right.
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> > > so lets get this right hand to work more. any suggestions .the instructor said open the right hand andplace it on the bat knob of bat to ball and push the right hand and finish with the right fingers pointing to the pitcher. he also said...i hope he was kidding, to take all the bats in my collection and let the kid throw them and they should all land in center field,,they taught to finish wit the barrel pointing at the pitcher in a power v formation...any thoughts
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> > I think bat and rear elbow position at launch are more important than separating hands as cues. To me that is swing poison. Work on things that promote stable axis and torque. If the hands are transfering the energy in a rotational swing then you might be looking in the wrong places for power. If you want to study something interesting...look at he great hitters tip their bat towards the pitcher( c-ocking) their hands as they begin their stride.This move is in front of their body. From there they proceed to internally rotate the back elbow and create what Jack calls THT. THT can be hard to find BUT, when your hands cock as described as you begin your stride for some reason the next arm movement naturally is to hide the hands through internal rear elbow rotation. When you feel this then you will have all the power you want. Quit trying to separate the hand actions ' it doesn't work IMHO
> i agree its hard to seperate the hand action,,,my kid has a problem "pulling" the knob of the bat to the ball first..he tends to want to just swing instead of the pull motion first...and i can't blame him...the cahrlie lau knob of bat to the ball first is tough to learn after 4 years of muscle memory ...I think of the knob to the ball as the lead shoulder turn pulling the hand and knob to the ball,not the hand itself which can disconnect it.Once ingrained you let the hands decide where they need to be and when and the body well get them there on time[dong the work].


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