Stronger Hitting Power
Every baseball player dreams of hitting towering
homeruns that even a tape measure can’t measure. For this reason, most ball players are looking for ways
to increase their hitting strength or to be able to hit the ball farther. Here, are few tips to help you
start hitting them deep.
1. Swinging through the ball. By letting your
outer arm swing through the ball, you will find that you can hit the ball 10 to 20 yards further. Simply
practicing this swing will lead to farther hitting distance.
2. Practice with wooden bats. By using wooden bats
for batting practice, you increase the likelihood of hitting the baseball with the sweet spot. This will
result in you hitting more baseballs with maximum effect.
3. Practice hitting a tire or a hitting a flat basketball
off a tee. These techniques make your arm muscles stronger with concentrated strength training.
This results in power gains in your swing.
4. Be picky with your batting practice. Sadly,
most pitching machines do not simulate the correct motion of a pitcher’s arm. For this reason, avoid using
pitching machines that do not have pitching arm as the angle of the pitch will not be akin to a live game.
Instead, focus your training on live batting practice and simply swinging the bat. This will result
in you hitting more baseballs for line drives and with a slight uppercut rather than hitting them into the
5. Get stronger arms. Do anything and
everything you can to develop the muscles in your arms. The two most important to key on are your triceps
and forearms. These muscles are used extensively in your swing and help you drive the ball.
6. Review your swing. Go to a hitting instructor and find out where the holes are in your
swing. For instance, do you have difficulty keeping your weight on your back foot. A good baseball
instructor will know this right away and can recommend ways to overcome these holes in your swing. Also,
the training aids and devices in this area has increased considerably within the last 10 years. One
can now reasonably expect to be able to rapidly improve their swing with these tools. By addressing these
problem areas, you will add more power to your overall swing and be able to hit the ball
power can be achieved with a disciplined approach to your training. Be sure to actively practice these
techniques to get maximum effect. You may not have born with the most strength in the world, but this
does not mean that you can’t get stronger and hit with more power.
a basic plan to improve your daily hitting practice, check out Baseball Hitting Drills.