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Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Fix Your Hitting With Baseball Hitting Aids
Fix Your Hitting With Baseball Hitting Aids
By Joseph Harrison Jr
Hitter is one of the most important positions in baseball, and hitting a baseball coming at such great speeds is way more complicated than anyone would suspect. Many problems that keep a player from hitting the ball well are not too easy to detect, and this can cause some serious frustrations. Issues hindering a hitter's performance at the bat can be a lack of knowing the proper mechanics of hitting, which is often fixed through learning about your body and using baseball hitting aids.
Focusing too much on the upper body when hitting is among the most common problems a hitter faces, and this is not really thought of as an issue because you hold a bat in your hands; however, proper positioning of your lower half of the body is a must for great hitting.
Attempting to hit the baseball without knowing how to position your lower half is like building your home without laying a reliable foundation, it will never stay up.
Many problems faced by players include: shoulder dipping, which is a result of your backside collapsing, hunching way out over the plate, and when a hitters hands extend out and away from their body in the middle of a swing. All of these problems faced by hitters may be caused by not knowing what to do with the lower body during your time at the plate.
When hitters "load" right before the pitch, they are in fact shifting their weight onto the lack leg to gain stability, and if the weight does not stay there this could be a problem. If the player shifts their hips forward and in the direction of the pitcher, this will result in many if not all of those problems listed. This hips shifting problem is called "floating", and it is fairly common among baseball hitters.
Upon recognizing the problem you have as "floating" one can then begin to fix this problem with their swing. There are many hitting aids one can use to find and fix their hitting problems, and these include videos, books, and tutorials. These aids will have you ready to fix the upper body swing problems.
The use of these types of aids will allow you to recognize which of these very common issues you have and will then have you ready to hit better than you ever expected. Good sources for hitting aids could be your local bookstore, library, and also you can find many sources online.
I am Joseph Harrison, a baseball coach since 20 years ago. I love baseball since I am young, especially the feeling when you know you will absolutely crush the ball. Training your kid to gain interest in baseball will benefit him from both mentally and physically. In with he will gain team spirit, learn how to cope with teammates, and at the same time train up his physical, and concentration (to have good eye and hand coordination and the ability to use both at once). Go through my article and you will know all the benefits of baseball.
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