Baseball Hitting Begins With Proper Balance
Hitting a home run may be the single most
exciting thing about Baseball Hitting. The thrill of being able to touch them all is something that all players
should get to experience. One thing that can help this become a reality, is having a proper stance at the
weight distribution is very important in Baseball Hitting because it allows the hitter to have more control at
the plate. With good balance, a hitter can consistently use all his power to hit the baseball. Also, good
balance allows the hitter to recover from being fooled by an off-speed pitch and either foul off the pitch or
hit it to the opposite field.
One little known
technique to help Baseball Hitting is to develop your body balance by using Tai Chi principles. For those who do
not know, Tai Chi is a martial arts that focuses on balance and controlling one’s center of gravity. A
number of major league baseball players use Tai Chi drills to improve their baseball hitting stance.
One such exercise is
1. Stand upright and lift your right leg off the
ground where it is perpendicular to the body. (It is okay if the leg is bent).
2. Place you hands together in a prayer position
roughly three inches from your chest.
3. Hold this position for 1 minute and 30 seconds
by trying to stay completely upright.
4. Then repeat steps 1-3 with your other
As you practice this
technique, try to get to the point where you can hold this position for a number of minutes. To make this
exercise even more of a challenge, close your eyes during this exercise and move your hands above your head.
(The hands should still remain touching each other in this position). This will require you to have
even greater control and more concentration. In addition, this training is also very good for
improving your baseball
result of this exercise will be improved balance for your Baseball Hitting. With an improved stance, you just
might be closing in on putting one in the cheap seats.
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