By Stacy Norton. Baseball Gear. Published at Thursday, July 05th, 2018 - 09:50:43 AM.
Be careful with using resistance training. Resistance training became popular back in the 1990s, and has stuck around today. One method that I see many people doing is tying a parachute type device to the end of a bat and swinging it so the parachute inflates, causing resistance. However, this is a quick way to pull a muscle and teach you very poor mechanics of bringing the bat through the zone effectively.
But with everything that computers can do, baseball purists argue that technology takes from the human aspect of the game. While others say that it only enhances statistical data and adds accuracy and efficiency in performance monitoring. Which ever way you lean technological advances in baseball are an asset that allows teams to organize their information without any the real threat of replacing managers, coaches, scouts, or players by computers.
So what can you do instead? Work on stretching and lean muscle development for your upper body. A more elastic and lean muscle means you can whip the bat through the zone much quicker. Also, make sure you include good, solid wrist exercises to strengthen that area. Stronger wrists allow you to turn the bat over quicker, this improving your bat speed.
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