Player Development — bat speed

The Importance Of Overspeed Training For Hitters

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Overspeed training is a popular technique used in baseball to increase bat speed and improve hitting performance. The idea behind overspeed training is to swing a bat that is lighter than a player's normal bat at a faster speed, which helps to train the muscles to move the bat more quickly. There have been a number of studies conducted to examine the effectiveness of overspeed training in baseball. One study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research found that overspeed training resulted in a significant increase in bat speed and hitting distance in college baseball players. Another study...

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Training Swing Variability with Great Lakes Bat Company

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Yesterday we put these new trainers from  in our Smash Factor Cage!Why?Keep reading👇   Looking at Swing Variability training from a Motor learning perspective. First, let's talk about bat to ball collision The difference in a line drive, pop up, or ground ball based upon how the ball is contacted is fractions of an inch. Given the speed of the pitch, speed of the bat, timing of the swing, angle of attack, descent angle of the pitch and all the other infinite factors that go into the single collision of a baseball it is IMPOSSIBLE to know what created a...

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