Re: Youth hitters hitting fast pitchers
Originally Posted by Spitball
I believe swinging a weighted bat while warming up (not during an actual at bat) will improve bat speed when actually batting. The weighted bat will make their game bat feel lighter. I like to see players own a weighted bat that they can swing around at home. Also, make sure they are not using bats that are too heavy when batting in the game.
I saw a study stating that swinging the heavier bat in the on-deck circle fatigues the muscles and actually slows the swing down.
I think using a slightly lighter bat (maybe one ounce lighter) during the at-bat is a good idea.
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Last edited by Johnny Footstool; 06-14-2011 at 05:28 PM.