3 Ways to Become a Better Hitter
June 5, 2013
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In training young hitters, a new study:
identified 3 aspects to help them improve:
1) Shift Your Weight Earlier.
The researchers found that advanced hitters shifted their weight 18% earlier than novice hitters before ball contact (1.48 vs 1.198 seconds), leading the researchers to suggest that coaches:
2) Wait Longer Before Starting Your Swing.
The researchers saw that advanced hitters waited 22% longer than novice hitters before starting their swing (0.243 vs 0.311 seconds before ball contact), giving advanced hitters nearly one-tenth of an extra second to recognize the pitch before swinging.
3) Have a Stronger Front Side.
This led the researchers to conclude:
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