Your mechanics should improve your speed, and swing speed matters!
The most common trait amongst all high level hitters is a high exit velocity. @luke.seidel has steadily increased his bat speed in the past year and it shows in live at bats. Here he is hitting rockets with a 35 oz. @baumbat “Coach, how do I increase my bat speed?”
1. Get stronger. (Heavy work in the weight room)
2. Get more powerful (high intent rotational medicine ball work)
3. Overload & Underload bat training (must swing as hard as possible)
4. When you address mechanics, make sure it’s conducive with creating a kinetic flow of all the energy the athlete can muster up. This means stop yelling at them to get their foot down. Stop telling them to load early and pause. Allow them to be athletic. (Other areas: create more hip/trunk separation, front side brace aka “use your legs”, eliminate chopping/inefficiency in swing path)
5. All of this, train it consistently 4 or more times per week. Train it every week for about a year. So long as you are recovering well, you should see the exit velocity go up!
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