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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Bow/arch

Posted by: Teacherman () on Thu Mar 18 21:29:03 2004

> Can someone speak to the significance of the spine angle and how it can relate to power , pull through, rotation? Is it a teach? Don't see Ep or Jack discuss it but MLB players tend to get down there and explode outward. Am I really seeing this?
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> > > > It adds significantly to ones power. Yes, you are seeing it.
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> > > Sir before you make such a statement "It adds significantly to ones power" I think you should be prepared to back up your statement. You are not dealing with just girl's softball so any "advice" you dispense with could be heeded by hitters who have aspirations for the next level. This is serious stuff even if you may not be so please either retract your statement or back up your statement.
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> > Merv, I agree with you that the poor advice given should was not substantiated but at this site we have a trade off. If just the pros are allowed to give advice then true, we won't be hearing from Doug or Teacherman, but the problem is, we also won't be hearing from Tom or some of the others who do have advice worth listening to. Kind of like throwing out the baby along with the bathwater. Forget about trying to get retractions. These type of outlandish statements have been made before. Gotta take the bad with the good, just learn who has something to offer and who to ignore, you know what I mean?
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> I don't want to help pile up on Teacherman.I'm sure that to him, what he said means something, it's just that it doesn'y make any sense. Teacherman maybe you could reframe your statement. I don't want to be too quick to dismiss your statement if perhaps you were to clarify your remarks.

Hey Club Members, if you'd get out some you'd realize that although Jack's site is very good, there is more information available.

If you don't believe the bow/arch of the body adds significantly to ones power you haven't been studying much. To help your education study Bonds, Edmonds, Tejada, Soriano, McGwire, Sosa, Jeter, Giambi, Lugo, Anderson, Bagwell, Delgato, Pujols, Thome....just to name a few.

Take your time. Go frame by frame. Don't assume you know everything. Then, get out of your chair, pick up a bat, and duplicate each frame with your own body. Video yourself, then compare yourself to the clips of those mlb players. You won't get close to their technique without some bow and arch. Yes, rotation is very important. Hip rotation is critical. Proper connection is vital. But you won't be able to duplicate the mlb swing without bow/arch.

You don't have to apologize. Just start teaching properly.......and get out and about a little bit.


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