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Learning how to increase bat speed can lead you in many different directions. Everyone seems to have an opinion on what works the best, and frankly, there are clearly some real gimmicky products and techniques that will do more harm than good with your swing.

What I want to share with you today is information that flat out works to increase your bat speed and allow you to start driving the ball with more authority. No matter if you are looking for youth baseball, men's recreational softball, or professional baseball information, these tips and techniques are proven to work.

  • Avoid at all costs focusing on upper body strength. How many times have you seen or heard someone talk about using just pure strength to drive a ball out of the yard? Want to know the truth? Upper body strength actually has very little to do with pure power. Sure, it might help a little, but the real secret is how fast or quick your swing speed is. Upper body muscle mass actually will slow down your bat speed because of the bulk.

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.

  • Be careful with using resistance training. Resistance training became popular back in the 1990's, 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.

Instead, really focus on swing consistency and repetition to help increase the speed you bring it through the zone. Even a slight increase in overall speed (think just 2 to 5 miles per hour increase) can give you up to 40 feet extra distance, and a ton more velocity when you square one up.

Learning the proper techniques, strength training, and drill to increase bat speed should not cause you to spend time on the disabled list. I put some of these improve bat speed training tips and tricks into action a few years ago and saw a dramatic increase in distance.


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