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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:

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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?

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What Did The Researchers Recommend?


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