4 Minutes to Faster Bat Speed
December 11, 2012
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In March I wrote about DMOI Bats:
Now a new study has found that you can get faster bat speed by waiting 4-8 minutes:
In the study, 16 college baseball players:
- Took 5 warm-up swings with different warm-up bats weighing 26, 30, 34, 38, and 50 ounces
Took 5 more swings with a 33-inch, 30-ounce bat and measured their bat speed at 1 minute, 2 minutes, 4 minutes, and 8 minutes after swinging the warm-up bat.
What Did They Find?
- The slowest bat speed occurred at 1 minute post warm-up (137.2 milliseconds)
- The fastest bat speed occurred at 4 minutes post warm-up (135.5 milliseconds)
- Bat speed at 2 minutes (137.1 ms) and 8 minutes (136.5 ms) was still faster than the 1-minute swing
Why Was Bat Speed Fastest at 4 Minutes?
- Because of "postactivation potentiation":
What Did The Researchers Recommend?
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