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  The model of the modern swing is a back arm dominant movement.  It is far inferior to the movement employed by the greatest hitters of all time.  All the modern swing gurus who advocate this back arm dominant swing have copied guys like Barry Bonds, Manny Ramirez, and Miguel Cabrera.  These guys were fantastic hitters, obviously.  But they accomplished their numbers through strength, not necessarily mechanics.  Their mechanics were't horrible, but they weren't ideal.  When constructing your ideal swing to develop your theories on mechanics, doesn't it make sense to pick the very best hitters, who haven't been accused...

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See the secret to hitting with consistency in this video, The Baseball Swing - The Moving Fulcrum vs. Getting On Plane.

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Ted Williams wrote about the concept of swinging with a slight uppercut to your swing in 1970.  It didn't really help anyone then and it won't help anyone now. This trend of "new school" hitting coaches touting the importance of swinging up more stems from the advent of launch angle monitors in baseball.  Here is one such example of what I'm talking about, but there are endless examples of this on the internet.  Regardless of where it comes from, IT WON'T HELP YOU HIT BETTER.   What matters when it comes to consistency in baseball is a system working in the...

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What if I told you there is one, easy-to-see, easy-to-feel trait that separates the great swings from the good ones.  And that if you incorporate this one single trait into your swing, your swing will instantly become great.  And the more you move toward this feeling, the better the results will get over time. Too good to be true?  It may seem that way.  I imagine Steve Jobs's neighbors thought it was too good to be true when he started Apple Computers in his garage and talked about how big it was going to be.  Not saying I'm Steve Jobs.  But I am...

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  It has been assumed for a long time that the pop that great hitters have can be attributed to their ability to snap their wrists at contact.  But the true source of pop is invisible with the naked eye.  To see it, you have to slow down the video of the swing.  When you do, you will see that the great hitters have more "forward bend" of the bat just prior to making contact.  In other words, the bat is actually whipping forward through contact.  In the swings of poorer hitters, the bat doesn't bend forward as much and may...

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