Joey Votto-Rotational Hitting Mechanics Joey Votto shows the importance of rotating the lower half of his body before his hands come through the zone. This tip is continued at www.venombaseball.net/blog
Frank Thomas in Step 2 in the "3 Steps to a major league swing" Check out our blog and comment at www.venombaseball.net/blog Step 2 is all about rotating the lower half of the body before the hands break. This sequence begins with the feet and works its way up vertically through the body until the hands are forced to come around. In Physics, this is called Rotational Torque.
3 STEP HITTING MECHANICS. When we refer to hitting mechanics in 3 steps, we teach and break each body movement down into 3 steps. This allows us to isolate any bad habits or problems as well as create as much separation between each step forcing the hitter to create as much Rotational Torque as possible. This post is continued at: www.venombaseball.net/blog
This pic shows where you should make contact with an outside pitch! It is almost impossible to hit an outside pitch hard if you do not make contact deep in the strike zone...Our teams spend 95% of their practice time working on this...The other 5% is focused on bunting, 2 strike approaches, and inside pitch focus. More tips can be found at www.venombaseball.net/blog http://www.venombaseball.net/blog
Did you ever really analyze the hitting mechanics of some of the best MLB hitters in baseball? This pic shows how similar the Pro's do swing. 90% of their mechanics are very similar if not the exact same. These 4 comparisons show Albert Pujols, Mark Trumbo, Kevin Youkilis, and one of my students. Notice how similar the students mechanics are. This is what we call STEP 3 in the mechanics sequence. More FREE hitting tips and tricks can be found at http://www.venombaseball.net/blog
Bo Jackson is Step 3. Even "BO KNOWS" Step 3 in the '3 Steps in a Major League Swing." Notice how his head is on the vertical axis above his back thigh. The tighter our swing is on this axis, the more velocity we can produce when we rotate our body, thus faster bat speed. As we rotate our body from Step 2 to Step 3, we are rotating in a circle that must be as tight as possible in order to get the maximum bat speed. For more FREE hitting tips and tricks, go to www.venombaseball.net/blog