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Monday, October 26, 2009

Improve Bat Speed Using the Secrets of the Pros

By Alan Bryan

Finding ways to improve bat speed will lead many people to some very strange methods. While there really is no secret that will magically improve bat speed, there are some unique and little known training tools that the pros have used for years to help them increase bat speed as much as ten miles per hour.

Likely, you have seen the basic wrist training techniques and other methods to help you bring the bat through the zone with more efficiency and more power. However, what you may not know is that too much muscle build up can actually slow down your swing. Some of the best techniques that professional players have used do not involve fancy training tools or heavier bats. In fact, ask most professional players and they will tell you using a donut or weighted bat will actually result in a slower swing.

One of the most effective ways to improve bat speed is to understand the proper way to grip the bat. The traditional fist on top of fist grip, as well as chocking up on a bat will result in slower bat speed. Grip the bat with your bottom hand below the knob of the bat, and allow that wrist to flick the bat through the swing zone. This action will improve your bat speed quickly. However, be sure to practice this swing, as learning how to do this and control that bat take some repetition.

There are many other simple technical changes you can make to your swing and your stance that will improve bat speed. Start thinking about feet placement, and how that relates to your hips opening up in your swing. The proper foot placement can allow your hips to open up quicker, which leads to a quicker bat.

There are some excellent ways to improve bat speed and increase your power. See the latest techniques and drills recommended by several professional scouts at http://www.batspeedtraining.info.

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