|Hitting Stances range in all forms. From wide to narrow, we see many, but it is only a starting point, not the swing.|
Understanding the Hitters' Stance
This journey for understanding the great swings is a long process. It's like a book for free. That's right all this information is totally free. The myths and misunderstandings of the swing will come to light for you. I am not a very good writer at all, so bare with me as I walk you through the mechanics. If you have any comments, please let me know.
These pages are set up for you to see what is being taught across America, to give you the facts of their teachings. I have found that in order to correct a belief one must understand what you believe, and then be shown the true facts. That way you can make an informed decision on your own.
The swing will be discussed in 4 parts. Parts 1&2 will discuss the ML swing just like the majority of coaches and player believe to be true. Then parts 3&4 will be discussing the true movements and the cause of the movements of the ML swing.
First I will show you a clip of the swing broken down into each part that is being taught by most of the predominant teachers in baseball. I will be discussing rotational hitting as well as linear hitting. I will use their terminology and their interpretation of the external look of the swings. Their theories are still evolving.
After showing their way I will show the same swings and break down the true movement that is actually happening and explain how these movements happens naturally. Once you see the correct movement and the explanation of how that movement is produced, then it will be up to you to decide who is right and who has missed the true understanding of the Major League Swing. Old Natural Way (Been done for over 100 years).
Medium to Wide: Stances
The stance is just that, it is the starting place for the swing. There are many stances that we see in major league baseball. The absolutes for a hitting stance are really simple.
The player needs to stand balanced where the weight is not on their heels, but on the ball of the feet. There needs to be slight bending towards the plate at the hip joint, not at the waist, then a flex in the knees for an athletic position. Placement of the hands during the stance needs to be somewhere around the rear shoulder. Not too high, and not too low.
Understand that the stance is a starting place, or starting position for the movement that we are about to do in the swing. The stance is up to the individual player as long as they are not hindering the torso/core to do the work it needs to do.
As long as the Torso can have the freedom to move without being hindered, then your stance will be fine. If for any reason you overcome the Torso from moving first then you may need to change your stance, in order to allow your Natural Movement to be in controll.
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