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

Posted by: Teacherman () on Sat Mar 20 07:53:02 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.
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> > 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.
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> > 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.
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> > 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.
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> > You don't have to apologize. Just start teaching properly.......and get out and about a little bit.
> Come on guys out with it... i want a step by step explanation of the bow/arch. when does it start. what muscles does it involve. how does it transfer energy to the end of the bat??? regards, Rich


First, the idea of rotation around a stationery axis is completely wrong. Before you go ballistic, I can prove it.

What Jack means is there is no drift forward of the axis once rotation starts. I have no problem with that. But if you don't think the axis moves then how does a hitter get from his launch position (generally a balanced position with a little bend in the knees and some lean over the plate; i.e. axis is tilted over the plate) to his finish position (generally a balanced position with no lean over the plate, a straightened front leg with usually a slight lean back; i.e. axis tilted back toward the catcher).

What did the axis do?

How did it get from the launch position to the finish position?

When did it move?

And, what effect does this move have on power?

The answers are on the internet. I'll let you guess where.


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