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Ken Van Bogaert

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Darlington, WI

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Men's 55

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, July 17, 2017
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rotator Cuff Surgery or not?

I tore my right shoulder infra and supra 10 years ago..full thickness tear thru, but laterally thru the muscle, not where is was cut off. I opted because of my occupation and rehab questions, not to have it done. It was very weak for 6 months, but eventually healed in about a year. I did not lose much overall strength, but recently at 63 I tore the same ones again. There is scar tissue that made it more likely to tear. It affects my swing greatly now with it being hard without heavy medication to swing effectively and continues to be sore. Rest and rehab I am told will allow it to heal, but again that is not really an option for me due to work, so I am trying to work and play with it. I don't play much defense except pitch and catch, which allow me to throw underhand, and I don't see myself having the surgery, because I don't think I have the downtime to do it..so I hope to finish the season, and let it rest and rehab 3 months after worlds. I think there are better options to have surgery, rehab properly and not keep tearing it, but sometimes its hard to do what is a complicated surgery and very rigorous rehab...but not always an option for everyone. jmo
, June 28, 2017
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Quick Wrists Improve Dane's Swing Swing Makeover #58

Focusing on an instant explosive wrist snap, fixes Dane's draggy swing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pv5fm_6nj5k
, June 23, 2017
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Homerun King Mike Macenko...on hitting and Steele's

All time homerun King and softball Legend, talks on hitting technique, days of playing for Steele's and coming back to play senior ball. Great player and softball ambassador. Exerpt from Analyzing and Correcting Swing Flaws dvd. www.sportstechnique.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbQWb1I0eRg
, June 19, 2017
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Short interview and Footage of legendary Don Clatterbough

Clatta talks about basehitting, homerun hitting, his game and training. A fun visit with this legend. Exerpts from our 2008 DVD Analyzying and Correcting Swing Flaws. www.sportstechnique.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJkrT5MNiiM
, June 8, 2017
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rocky Mountain Championsips

Pope Transport out of Wisconsin is planning on going 60 major
, June 7, 2017
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The Swings and Basehit Strategies of Pro Dale Brungardt SM57

Even though Dale is a long haul bomber, he has some strong opinions and great views on basehitting placement and effort. Great player and super nice guy. swng makeover 57
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWFS_IDfyno
, May 28, 2017
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Arm Extension Key to creating a Powerful Bathead Snap SwingMakeover #55

She's never made an out has she? Better listen. ha
, May 24, 2017
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Arm Extension Key to creating a Powerful Bathead Snap SwingMakeover #55

ha, see you called us out. When you don't know what your talking about you make up alot of fancy terms and hope someone is as confused as you. We have had and do have a some more shows coming on placement...but most of our lessons are hitters who can't make solid contact 2 of 4 times, and we try to find various ways to reach more hitters with mechanics. BTW I might have shorter arms than you.ha
, May 23, 2017
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Arm Extension Key to creating a Powerful Bathead Snap SwingMakeover #55

Bret, using pro models, explains how the extension of the arms, the top arm in particular, is key for creating a cutting oversnap. This maximizes power but also creates an environment for consistent striking of any part of the ball. Swing Makeover #55...all shows listed in order with descriptions free off our website at sportstechnique.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCQ-w--aaUM
, May 22, 2017
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Brian Wegman converts radical linear stride into explosive rotation SwingMakeover #56

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWqMIYXc0IA&t=3s

A strong linear movement ahead and down, yet he is still able to convert to a tight rotation due to the wind and unwind of the hips. One reason why Wegman is one of the best ever and a lesson for us who try to emulate.
, May 18, 2017
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Lower back problems

The Mri as soon as possible is really the key if the chiro, massage, shots etc. does not help. I tried them all for almost 3 years, little improvement, until I gave in and had an mri. I have stenosis or arthritic narrowing of the entire spine, but the lower lumbar was squeezed down to 25%. I waited so long on mri, I have some permanent nerve damage but after surgery where they took out bone, and other tissue to open the hole, its a big improvement but will never be like new as aging continues. Surgery was no biggie. I would also advise not to read all the forums on back issues on the internet. I found them 90% negative and from people who had bad experiences and were desperately searching for answers or comfort from others..those stories will scare you, most surgeries are successful, but no guarantee. Research the physician as fully as you can and get the best one you can. I sympathize...I've had a ton of other joint, tendon problems and they don't compare to back problems. Good advice on this thread from the others. If you don't rehab, lose weight or change lifestyle, success might be shortlived. jmo
, April 19, 2017
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Arroyo to Big League Dreams Friday Nite

man, it was a blast to play when we got the chance...wish we had one in the midwest
, April 19, 2017
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pro Swing Comparisons: Greg Connell vs Andrew Collins..slomotion and interview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awqu_cdrn_A

some nice footage in high speed slow motion comparing and showing in detail how the best in the world deliver their powerful swings. Both have interesting comments on how they develop consistency and power. Swing Makeover #54
, April 5, 2017
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ball Exit Speed Testing and top Pro Speed Demos..Swing Makeover #52

we are just going by what their literature says...sometimes though, when you say hit 70 mph on the meter, yet the ball is a poorly struck dribbler, you know it tested the bat speed. The exit speed on a decently struck ball is higher than the batspeed using todays equipment...so our understanding is it picks up mostly exit speeds...if you don't swing, it will pick up pitch speed. Alot of learning to do on it.
, April 5, 2017
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ball Exit Speed Testing and top Pro Speed Demos..Swing Makeover #52

I think you are going to see alot more testing and results of ball exit speed from many who are interested. We will have more as time goes on but are in our infancy of testing.
, April 5, 2017
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Increase Hip Explosion with Focus on Speed & 2 Killer Drills

swing makeover #53, helps you tighten and speed up hip rotation, thus increased ball exit speed and performance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Eeoh_4Oar4&t=93s
, March 28, 2017
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ball Exit Speed Testing and top Pro Speed Demos..Swing Makeover #52

Wouldnt be surprised with Kreug at all..thats an amazing level..what did you top off at Bruce?
, March 28, 2017
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ball Exit Speed Testing and top Pro Speed Demos..Swing Makeover #52

POCKET RADAR Ball Coach STeve Imlay was selling them as well. he was using at this hitting academy out in Phoenix. sliacademy.com
Alot of guys are finding them fun to use and compare, as well as show improvement.
, March 27, 2017
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ball Exit Speed Testing and top Pro Speed Demos..Swing Makeover #52

I want to see the brothers square off at woodlawn ha

, March 27, 2017
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ball Exit Speed Testing and top Pro Speed Demos..Swing Makeover #52

An interesting look at our first attempts this winter to use ball exit speed testing to see improvements made on line drive exit speed and homeruns. Shows a relationship between distance and mph achieved. Top young pros video'd with ball exit speed meter behind them.
Swing Makeover #52 sportstechnique.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kIwhNP5TVc
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