First Things First – Linear Movements Before Rotational Movements
While rotational movements of the hips, shoulder and bat are important to the generation of power and bat speed, there are linear movements of the lower body, hips and pelvis that need to occur before the rotational movements. In this post learn how to quickly teach, train and condition the muscles of the feet, legs and hips to perform the linear movement of the hips and pelvis BEFORE the rotational movements. The end result is improved bat speed and power production.
Lost Power & Consistency
This athlete came into the session feeling like he had lost power and consistency in his recent at bats. Video of his swings in the session showed he was just sitting back and spinning his hips so he was missing a linear or forwards movements of the hips and pelvis into the ball.
The body weight should shift forwards from the back foot into the front foot and when this is performed correctly the hitter is able to use the body mass to hit with greater power.
The athlete was shown a video of how he was just spinning his hips and how the back foot just literally squished the bug.