Bat Speed – Pro quick tip to increase bat speed




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Bat Speed – Pro quick tip to increase bat speed

The guys with the quickest bat speed are really loose with their upper half. If you try to really tense up and use your large muscles… you large muscles are slow, they’re powerful but slow. So you want to try to incorporate both.

With the lower half, we really want to fire the legs and fire the hips. Usually we squat more than we bench press, so that’s why we really want to activate our lower half.

The key though… Really light grip and really tension free up top. So when we start our swing, our swing starts from the ground up. We start to rotate the hips, and now the hands can whip through the zone. So we’re not pushing or pulling through the zone, we’re whipping it through the zone.

Just that little piece can really help with your bat speed.


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Doug Bernier, founder of Pro Baseball, debuted in the Major Leagues in 2008 with the Colorado Rockies, and has played professional baseball for 5 organizations (CO Rockies, NY Yankees, PIT Pirates, MN Twins, & TX Rangers) over the past 16 years. He has Major League time at every infield position, and has played every position on the field professionally except for catcher. (You should click to watch this great defensive play by Bernier) Where is he now? After 16 years of playing professionally, Doug retired and took a position as a Major League scout with the Colorado Rockies for 2 years. Currently Doug is the Data and Game Planning Coordinator with the Colorado Rockies


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