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MULTI-SWING METHOD

REFLEX MECHANICS 101

Simple drills for beginners, and professionals; covering the basics of reflex mechanics, to hit a dominant fastball. First-Timers, visit our Hitting Crash Course, before starting the program.

Also available in PDF.

OVERVIEW

Drills: 5
Time: 20 minutes
Purpose: Coach the basics of reflex mechanics, excellent to hit a dominant fastball.
Created By: Clinton Balgera, inventor of the Laser Power ST, and founder of the Multi-Swing Method.

Simple drills for beginners

Drill 1

Squeeze the ball
  • Sets: 2
  • Repetitions: 10

TIPS

  • In the batting stance, engage your core/stabilizing muscles.
  • Bending “knees over toes,” triggers the weaker joints/muscles to hold your weight; disconnecting from your power source.
  • Spread out past shoulder width.
  • Tilt slightly forward, placing weight on the front inside balls of your feet.
  • Squeeze your knees toward the center of the balance ball.
  • Hold for 10 seconds; release, and repeat for 10 repetitions.
  • Remove the ball, imagining the ball is between your legs, squeezing your knees toward each other.
  • Loosely grip on the bat, relaxing the shoulders, and arms; both eyes facing the pitcher.
REFLEX MECHANICS 101

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Posted by Hit Lasers on Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Simple drills for beginners
Simple drills for beginners
Simple drills for beginners

Drill 2

Connect, lift, and turn
  • Sets: 2
  • Repetitions: 10
rotation drill
turn the body from your core
turn the body from your core
turn the body from your core

TIPS

  • The right-hand hitter holds the bat in the right hand, placing your elbow above the hip; the opposite for a left-hand hitter.
  • The right-hand hitter lifts the right leg, balancing; bringing the knees together. The opposite, for a left-hand hitter.
  • Balancing, turn the body from your core/hips; “staying connected,” with the elbow. Repeat for 10-20 repetitions.

Drill 3

Load, turn, hands back
  • Sets: 2
  • Repetitions: 10
rotate drill
load turn hands back drill
load turn hands back drill
load turn hands back drill

TIPS

  • Spread out, loosely grip the bat, relaxing the shoulders, and arms; both eyes facing the pitcher.
  • Start the load using your core, turning the front knee in.
  • Avoid “knees, over toes;” instead, load against the back foot, engaging your core, and improving balance. Why? Loading “knees, over toes” disengages the core muscles, decreasing your bat speed, power, and triggers mistakes, such as; jumping, dipping, and pulling out of the swing.
  • Turn the back leg from your hips.
  • Keep the hands back, and don’t swing.

Drill 4

Hips before hands
  • Sets: 2
  • Repetitions: 10
Hips Before Hands Drill
Hips Before Hands

Exaggerate the timing of your swing, turn from the hips, pause, move the hands. Allow the core to control the back leg turn. Make sure the foot is spinning on the toes, and the heel is vertical. Producing the speed for momentum, critical to spinning on your toes; creating weightlessness. https://hitlasers.com/hitting-drills/hitting-program/step-1/ #MultiSwingMethod https://hitlasers.com/hitting/laser-reflex/

Posted by Hit Lasers on Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Hips Before Hands Drill
hips hands hitting drill
Hips Before Hands Drill

TIPS

  • Reduce the influence of the arms, adapt, and use your powerful core muscles (adaption method).
  • Exaggerate the timing of your swing, turn from the hips, pause, move the hands.
  • Allow the core to control the back leg turn. Producing the speed for momentum, critical to spinning on your toes; creating weightlessness.
  • Coaches, double-check the back foot is spinning on the toes, and the heel is vertical.
hips hands

Drill 5

Putting it all together
  • Rounds: 3
  • Swings Per Round: 10
  • Options: Side-Toss, front-toss, and tee-drill
step hitting drill
basics of hitting
basics of hitting
basics of hitting
basics of hitting

TIPS

Combine the technique from your previous drills, hitting lasers!

  • Drill 1: Spread out, imagine, squeezing the balance ball between your legs.
  • Drills 3 and 4: Lifting, and turning the front leg; to load your swing.
  • Drills 2, 3 and 4: Turning the back leg from your core, starting the swing; keeping the hands back.
Putting It All Together

https://hitlasers.com/hitting-drills/hitting-program/step-1/ Combine the technique from your previous drills, hitting lasers! Drill 1: Spread out, imagine, squeezing the balance ball between your legs. Drills 3 and 4: Lifting, and turning the front leg; to load your swing. Drills 2, 3 and 4: Turning the back leg from your core, starting the swing; keeping the hands back.

Posted by Hit Lasers on Wednesday, May 1, 2019

YOU CAN’T GET TO POINT B IF YOU SKIP A

Before training a loopy, elongated “home run swing,” it’s critical to learn mechanics to hit a dominant fastball; the “core swing” is your foundation swing, providing a “fallback” when facing the best pitchers in your league.

Laser Power ST

I’ve also told all our guys they will be getting their own, and they are so pumped. “Really? Oh, that’s awesome coach!”

Rusty Mac, Hitting Coach; University Of Hawaii.