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Discussion: Swing Makeover 11 up...Transition from working mechanics on your swing, to a pro style single focus

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Jan. 8, 2014
bogie
Men's 55
154 posts
Swing Makeover 11 up...Transition from working mechanics on your swing, to a pro style single focus
While most of us have to work on mechanics of hitting to improve and correct flaws, often we overthink this in games and we struggle. This episode shows a simple drill for transitioning from overthinking to a single focus that triggers a proper swing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Exc4rvbSvzY
Jan. 9, 2014
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2663 posts
Thanks bogie!
Jan. 9, 2014
Big Mike
61 posts
Thanks Bogie....love refresher courses....shows me what the hell im doing wrong again this year. :)
Jan. 10, 2014
bogie
Men's 55
154 posts
haha...and me more than anyone! Hey Bruce, hope your all healed up finally.
Jan. 10, 2014
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2663 posts
Pretty much healed but I am still favoring my right side somewhat. It doesn't affect my swing so I'm good for SST in Cocoa Beach!!
Jan. 10, 2014
Webbie25
Men's 60
1980 posts
Another great video. thanks, Bogie-I learn something every time. Bruce-good luck in Cocoa Beach-let us know how that first tourney goes!!
Bogie-Imlay says you are the man to talk to-I have a question. As a left-handed batter that just got a total knee replacement on my right knee, are there any adjustments that I need to make to compensate for the new knee as a hitter? Will it change my stride into the ball at all?
Thanks, Mark Weber
Jan. 11, 2014
stick8
1296 posts
One thing I always learn if I happen to watch these hitting videos. Everything I do is wrong!! :)
Jan. 11, 2014
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2663 posts
Webbie, Cocoa Beach in March is Softball Magazine's Spring Training.
I don't know about knee replacement but my reconstructed ACL is in my right knee. The first time out I tried not to use my lower body. After 5 or 6 bp sessions I just couldn't seem to get any distance. One of my bp partners made mention of using lower body. I later realized he was telling me that I wasn't using mine. I had gotten into a bad habit of not using my leg and I was glad he brought that to my attention. So, remember to start easy but later on remember to add your legs back into your swing.
Good luck on your rehab.
Jan. 11, 2014
mnmasters38
Men's 60
14 posts
Bogie great video, hope to see you this summer in Rochester.
Webbie, I had both knees replaced at the end of 2012. With both knees replaced I had to learn how to walk & run all over. I think you make adjustments to do this and you do the same when you start playing ball again. Bruce has good advice start easy, but don't forget to eventually get the legs back into your swing. Also don't forget to get your full stride back in your running. My doctor told me it would take at least a year to totally recover. Keep with your PT and hard work and be patient. Good luck.
Jan. 13, 2014
bogie
Men's 55
154 posts
Hey Webbie,
Hang in there, I am sure an athlete like you will make a solid recovery. I would think that going easy on the stride, while still making it a strong positive distance, will keep you from pounding it so much, give you a good brace and perhaps be less high impact. Each of my 6 arthro knee surgeries had a bone face pain for quite a long period...up to a year. Bruce always had great legs and hip rotation, so if he forgot to do it for a period of time after ACL.., someone less athletically inclined will have to really focus on hips and legs. I tore badly and today have no acl in either knee and although I move like a snail, not really any complaints on weakness...just a general feeling of getting slower, stiffer and weaker as I turn 60 ha.
Guys from Minnesota are just tougher and heal up quicker, haha HOpe to see you too this summer.
Jan. 16, 2014
Webbie25
Men's 60
1980 posts
Hi Bogie-thanks for the shout out. I do look forward to meeting you-Steve Imlay has talked about you a lot. I saw that with interest about you, Bruce-having watched your beautiful stroke before you got hurt, so I will be aware of it. One of my Albuquerque teammates-Lewis on here-had both knees done in September. I watched him take his first batting practice Saturday. Lewis is an Albuquerque Hall of Famer who has been hurting for a long time with those knees. He is so strong he was hitting balls off the fence with NO legs in the swing and not even making real good contact. When he gets used to his new knees, he is going to open some eyes out here. It is great to see a guy face a double surgery with the great attitude he has. Steve Brown (Lewis)-go get 'em this year!!!!
Jan. 17, 2014
StevenL.Imlay
Men's 60
74 posts
Webbie glad everything is going well for you in your recovery and I know you will be back out hitting bombs soon. Just be smart about it and I'm sure Bogie can work out any kinks in your swing....maybe he can help you hit the ball 450' consistently instead of your measly 400'!!!
SLi
Jan. 17, 2014
Webbie25
Men's 60
1980 posts
mnmasters-I understand congratulations are in order-welcome to major plus. Having seen you play-you will be very competitive in a tough division! My doc is also telling me a full year for a full recovery, but my wife told him I always beat the estimates. This is a bit different, though, so I am just going to take it as it comes and do the best I can.
Steve-there are few guys that can hit 450, and you are one of them, Steve. I'm happy with 305 on 300 foot fences.
Jan. 20, 2014
capp16
5 posts
Thanks bogie, this was great! As I get older, it gets more difficult for me to improve my swing because I think to much about it and just wind up going right back to what I've always done. This is nice a simple to improve little by little
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