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  So much is said about creating a box with the arms and shoulders and keeping that box intact all the way to contact. Folks, this is just more "stay-inside-the-ball" methodology. Sure it can work for someone who's 6'8", 280 pounds or guys pumped up on steroids, but the rules are just plain different for them. Instead of just blindly following any good hitter, try a more strategic approach.  Instead, try starting with the best pound for pound hitters of all time.  You can download the top 100 pound for pound hitters list here.   Once you have that list, you...

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  Today's swing instruction teaches the first part of the swing as a stiff and still movement.  Richard Schenck says you should be "still as a stature."  Why do they say this?  The thinking is that by being still you can be faster from the start of the swing to contact.  Ok, so why do you have to be still though?  Have you ever thought about that?  Can't you be moving while you decide to swing?  Of course you can, and this is a key concept that today's instruction is missing.   Hitters today are remaining completely still and firing quickly from...

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People think my approach to the baseball swing is crazy when they first hear it.  After all, I advocate just one drill - the “front arm progression.”  Typically, swing coaches have thirty to forty drills in their arsenal.  Ask the any swing coach what his goal was in starting on his path, and he’ll likely say something like, “I love coaching” or “I’ve always wanted to own my own hitting facility.”  Coaching or owning my own facility was never important to me.  My goal has always been to figure out the baseball swing.  Everything else was secondary.   I wanted...

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The first question you may want to ask is: why does it matter who the best pound for pound hitters are?  After all, front offices don't pay hitters by the pound, and all that matters is what a hitter can produce at the plate, whether he weighs 180 lbs or 250 lbs.  Baseball isn't boxing.  Weight doesn't matter.  But it does if you are trying to filter out for mechanics.  Let me explain.  If two hitters produce the exact same statistics at the plate but one weighs fifty pounds less than the other, then the lighter hitter is much more likely to...

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  I finally finished the video that I believe, in many ways, was the purpose of embarking on my journey to understand the swing in the first place more than twenty years ago.  I always wanted a simple way to relay the feeling of a great swing to someone.   I had tried writing books but it left people with too many questions.  It's hard to convey the feeling and look of movements in books.  So I taught myself a little video editing and spent many hours contemplating what a video would look like if it was going to be effective...

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