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Discussion: "Swing Makeover Series" Episode #4 now available on youtube. Connecting the Hips to the Hands for max power and consistency

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Jan. 27, 2013
bogie
Men's 55
160 posts
"Swing Makeover Series" Episode #4 now available on youtube. Connecting the Hips to the Hands for max power and consistency
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aP0kBjjaC7I

Just copy and paste into the browser. This shows how to bring the hands back, so you feel tightness in front lat and feel connection of real elbow next to your side, and you will feel like your hips are tied tightly to your hands..so all you have to do is turn the hips and hands/bat will follow. Hips do all the work until the wrist snap.
Jan. 28, 2013
swing for the fences
Men's 50
1006 posts
When you coming back to South San Francisco... I missed you that day... When you were hitting with Joe, Gary and Rick!
Feb. 1, 2013
bogie
Men's 55
160 posts
I wish we were playing reno but we are not. i do plan on making a trip out there...soon..its worth it just to hit with Joe and you guys. hopefully soon!
Feb. 2, 2013
BudLeftField
64 posts
bogie-swing makeover series #4 is excellent. By coiling the hips and taking a longer stride into the ball seems to ad distance as well as working as a timing mechanism for better contact. Looking foward to episode #5. Thanks-Bud
Feb. 2, 2013
bogie
Men's 55
160 posts
thanks the swing makeover 5 will have a senior bomb squad of probably the best 5 60s players ever assembled in one bp session..all are 5 hall of famers...but after that the next 3 ro 4 episodes are on separating the snap palm down palm up from the rollover which is after impact. Most seniors here have great swings but for the average rec player, getting the snap and roll separate make a big difference..it surely did late this year when I started refining my own swing. thanks again
Feb. 2, 2013
crusher
Men's 70
403 posts
bogie, if you watch golf Phil Mickelson really cranks the snap when his hands reach bottom and just befor reaching bottom of swing.
The average golfer does not even understand club head acceleration.
The softball bat gains speed and power if executed correctly, and, it is not easy. Confidence and knowledge of a swing is required.

C
Feb. 2, 2013
bogie
Men's 55
160 posts
i agree..all you good senior players and young pros know it, but most the rec guys don't..and its not that easy to learn for most...frustrating...yeah, you can really see Mickelson snap it to impact..easy tempo that speeds up to full go at impact..timing is critical to be sure.
Feb. 3, 2013
Bubble Gum
65 posts
I like the videos, they are very informative.
I tried that "longer stride" thing like they show in the video. I noticed that the longer stride was causing me to pop up more often, due to the fact that as you spread out your legs farther apart you in effect, lower your whole body causing you to get under the ball more. Also if the stride is too long the hips won't turn as easily. I did not notice any mention of how far your stride is supposed to be.
6 inches?
12 inches?
More?
How far is too far?
Also I've noticed more soreness in my lower back after hitting bp, 60-80 balls. Has anybody else experienced this?
Feb. 3, 2013
bogie
Men's 55
160 posts
post a video on youtube and let some of the guys here give their ideas as we get older and stiffer, a stronger, and a bit longer stride helps you land harder on the front foot, so the weight comes off the back foot and the hips turn more easily. I f your hips are turning harder, you probably arent letting the weight land on the front leg...maybe staying on back leg too long...if you do so properly the hips should turn easy and free. for most guys 12-18 inches works. Also the body angle should adjust while you land, so its angled back , your hips can rotate against f the front leg and lead the swing, and you can drive line drives to the gaps.or infield holes. Most good swings are slightly up, closer to pitch path,. If your swing is too level or down, and a bit early, you will not drive a line drive but rather swing under the ball and pop up
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