When we think of improving power in the batting swing, how often does "ground forces" come to mind? Probably never, for most people. So does that mean it's not important? If it is important, how do we tap into it? Justin Stone, the Cubs' biomechanical hitting consultant and head of Elite Baseball Training, shares what he's learned regarding ground forces and how to teach it.
In this 37-minute episode, you'll learn:
- how Justin got the Cubs job
- whether Justin will be quitting EliteBaseball.tv
- the importance of developing stability to turn fast
- the three types of forces at work during a hitter's swing
- what the single leg assessment is and why it's important
- three things you can do with your players if you can't measure ground force impact
- whether hitters should push from the front half or back half of the foot
- two drills to help improve ground force and sequencing
- a four-step progression to help batters improve their front heel plant
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