Beat The Best

Step 3: Beat The Best

Multi-Swing Method Hitting Program

Program: 20 Minute Lasers.
Practice Plan: Beat The Best.
Level: Beginner, and advanced.
Total Drills: 2.
Time: 20 minutes.
Purpose: Implementing your skills from Step 1, and Step 2 of our hitting program. Coaching, mechanics critical to hit the “flame throwers;” backing it up with an electric slider, and a nasty change-up.
Created By: Clinton Balgera, inventor of the Laser Power ST, and founder of the Multi-Swing Method.

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Drill 1

  • Drill Type: Laser Blast.
  • Multi-Swing Method: Reflex mechanics.
  • Mental: Hitting in the automatic/subconscious state of mind.
  • Options: Side toss, front toss, over-hand front toss, tee drill, on-field BP, and intrasquad hitting.
  • Beginner Bat: Normal, full length.
  • Advanced Bat: Heavy, full length.
  • Rounds: 3.
  • Swings: 10-20.
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SET UP

LASER POWER ST

Laser Blast: The complete hitting solution, placing both arms inside your Laser Power ST; improving bat speed, strength, front-side and back-side mechanics.

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OPTIONAL

Laser Reflex: Reducing the size of your Laser Power ST increases the Exoprecise forces, limiting the influence of your arms, isolating the “blast” swing.

laser reflex hitting drills

Laser Pro: Combining the standard strength features of our Laser Power ST, and heavy bat training; invigorates your power hitting muscles.

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BEGINNER

PITCH PREPARATION

  • Speed: Average.
  • Movement: Straight.
  • Example: Average fastball.

LOCATION

  • Height: Belt.
  • Breadth: Middle and inside.
  • Depth: Middle.
  • Approach: Center-field, and the outfield gaps.
Laser Power Swing Trainer

ADVANCED

PITCH PREPARATION

  • Speed: Above average.
  • Movement: Straight, or tailing.
  • Example 1: Four-seam fastball.
  • Example 2: Two-seam fastball.

LOCATION

Height: Belly button.
Breadth: Inside.
Depth: Mid to deep.
Approach: Straight away pull-side, and pull-side alley.

UP-INSIDE
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HITTING

  • Stance Width: Mid to wide.
  • Weight Distribution: Inside and front balls of feet, knees pinching inward.
  • Elbow Height: Mid to low.
  • Load: Mid to small, lifting and turning the front knee.
  • Stride: Mid to short, quiet/soft.
  • Swing Angle: Flat.
  • Swing Circumference: Compact.
  • Follow Through: Finish with both hands, whipping the bat around; and close to your torso.
laser reflex hitting drills
laser reflex hitting drills

Coaching Tips

  • Minimize the swing movement, unleashing your core power.
  • A dominant fastball decreases the reaction time, therefore, a short, and flat swing, is the only option. Otherwise, you’ll undercut the hard, and flat trajectory; of the dominant fastball.
  • After contact, avoid prematurely releasing the top-hand. Creating an angle on the swing path, by deliberately lifting on your follow through, overextends the back shoulder; knocking your head off the ball, and over-rotation the back foot disrupts your balance.
Laser Power ST improving bat speed

Drill 2

  • Name: Laser Whip.
  • Multi-Swing Method: Hybrid, Reflex and Think mechanics.
  • Mental: Anticipating a challenging pitch, switching, to an automatic/subconscious state of mind; stepping in the box.
  • Options: Side toss, front toss, over-hand front toss, tee drill, on-field BP, and intrasquad hitting.
  • Beginner Bat: Normal, full length.
  • Rounds: 3.
  • Swings: 10-20.
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SET UP

LASER POWER ST

Laser Whip: Isolating bat speed, as the front arm is free from Exoprecise forces, releasing from tension on your swing load; produces an increase in bat speed.

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BEGINNER

PITCH PREPARATION

  • Speed: Average.
  • Movement: Straight.
  • Example: Average fastball.

LOCATION

  • Height: Mid thigh.
  • Breadth: Middle and outside.
  • Depth: Mid to front.
  • Approach: Center-field.
Laser Power Swing Trainer

ADVANCED

PITCH PREPARATION

  • Speed: Above average.
  • Movement: Straight, or tailing.
  • Example 1: Hard slider/sinker.
  • Example 2: Two-seam fastball.

LOCATION

Height: Knees.
Breadth: Outside.
Depth: Mid to deep.
Approach: Opposite field gap.

Laser Power Swing Trainer
Laser Power ST improving bat speed

HITTING

  • Stance Width: Mid to wide.
  • Weight Distribution: Inside and front balls of feet, knees pinching inward.
  • Elbow Height: Mid to low.
  • Load: Mid to small, lifting and turning the front knee.
  • Stride: Mid to short, quiet/soft.
  • Swing Angle: Angular.
  • Swing Circumference: Elongated.
  • Follow Through: Finish the swing with one hand (top-hand release); improving bottom hand mechanics and strength, swing extension, and plate coverage for hitting low and outside pitches.

Coaching Tips

  • To improve plate coverage, release your top-hand as you feel pressure on your back shoulder before it overextends; strengthening your bottom hand.
  • If you’re deliberately using a two-hand finish, and don’t want to change; use our one-hand finish method for a “backup plan,” confronting a dominant fastball pitcher, additionally, delivering a tight-and-late-breaking-slider, split-finger, and change-up. The method is handy, especially, with a two-strike batting count; expanding your plate coverage.
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Below illustrates the bottom-hand with extra reach, comparing, to the top. Therefore, one can argue; using a two-hand finish for an extreme swing-extension, hinders bat speed, and power.

Staying through the ball, at this point, both hands are capable of gripping the bat handle.

Image 1: Staying through the ball, at this point, both hands are capable of gripping the bat handle.

Driving through the baseball, more bat speed

Image 2: At this point, the top-hand is incapable of gripping the bat. The bottom hand provides the best option for maximum swing extension, bat speed, and power for the particular pitch location; in-front, low and outside.

Q: What are the advantages of our Exoprecise hitting products?

A: Players are ahead of the curve.

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