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

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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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My main purpose of this post is to communicate that what I'm doing is different from other swing coaches.  In order to convey that, I need to put their theories as well as my own theories of the swing out there.  Now to be fair, Ochart is only in his late 20s.  He's just a kid.  When he was 10 years old I was already five years into making the swing my full time obsession and profession.  When he was a sophomore in college, I was already making MLB MVPs.  It took me twenty years of full time commitment to get to the level I'm at today.  You...

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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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