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The only way we are going to figure out the best theories of the baseball swing is if hitters have a clear understanding of exactly what it is that other hitting coaches advocate when it comes to swing mechanics.  And it can ALWAYS be boiled down to a basic concept.  All these baseball hitting coaches, while they may have a thousand drills and a thousand tips, their theories always come down to a single overarching concept.   There's a very good reason why this is so, and it's this: the swing is only a second long.  For god sakes, there's only...

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Don't you think it's time that us "Swing Gurus" lay our swing philosophies out on the table so we can finally figure out what works?  You could follow these guys for years and still not know exactly what they think about the swing.  They're vague for a reason.  Their career depends on it.  If they aren't going to lay their swing philosophies, then I will.  I'm going to start explaining in detail what these guys believe about the swing and compare it to what I believe.  I want to show you that I'm not like any of these guys.  I'm in a league all...

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You see waves in the most efficient of nature's movements.  Birds, snakes, fish, the list goes on.  The same is true of the greatest athletes performing the greatest movements.  The mechanics of the best jump shooters and the best hitters are very similar.  First of all, they both use a three waves system, not a one wave system as is taught by conventional instruction.  Second, they both have a non-dominant hand that supports, and concedes power to the dominant hand.   In figuring out the baseball swing, inside and out, I am now able to see similar flaws in all sports...

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  When it comes to modern day players, I've not really been paying attention for the last decade or so.  People often ask me my opinion about the swings of some of the best players of today, and I embarrassingly can't give an answer because I just haven't been paying attention.  I've been knee deep in figuring out the swing and then, once I did that, writing books about it.  Most of my video analysis came in the first decade that I was studying the swing.  I didn't see the need in looking at a lot more swings in the...

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Typically players think that starting the swing with the front arm very straight will make it hard to hit the inside pitch. The opposite is actually true. By straightening and compressing the front arm to start the forward swing, you actually get the barrel into the hitting zone earlier (in relation to the extension of the back arm). Therefore, hitting the inside pitch is easier. If you are late on the inside pitch, it's still easier with a front arm dominant swing. All you have to do is bend the front arm as you get closer to contact. Just becuase...

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