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In this video I touch on the misconception of deceleration in the swing. Of course it happens to some extent, after all, we don't continue to rotate like a fan. However, to focus on deceleration in the swing doesn't work. It will make the swing more clunky in the end. I also touch on the faulty practice of teaching big muscle movements in the swing. I am a firm believer that teaching big muscle movements in the swing is a mistake. Again, it leads to clunky swings. No disrespect to Casey Smith. He's got a huge influence on instagram and...

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Casting is a move that was implemented by Mel Ott, Roberto Clemente, Albert Belle, and now Ronald Acuna. It works because it gets the barrel into the zone nice and early. And while the barrel isn't traveling as far, it's really not the distance the barrel travels that determines the speed. It's more about the timing of the forward bending of the bat.

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