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Feb 25, 2020
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The message is don't use the big muscles to rotate, but contract the obliques against the hips and hip extension should happen reactively.
Agree. I think there is confusion there.

And this encroaches on the coaching realm slightly. My opinion is The hips will never be slow (unless your an out of shape 35 y/o semi-cripple). Get that bat speeding forward because that is the slowest part. The hips will never be slow. not rotation. Extension. If the bat isn't there the reaction is to begin to extend to get the bat there.
 

TDS

Mar 11, 2010
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Agree. I think there is confusion there.

And this encroaches on the coaching realm slightly. My opinion is The hips will never be slow (unless your an out of shape 35 y/o semi-cripple). Get that bat speeding forward because that is the slowest part. The hips will never be slow. not rotation. Extension. If the bat isn't there the reaction is to begin to extend to get the bat there.
I know the hips will rotate some but should be a result, Although that can be difficult if not leveraged..
 

TDS

Mar 11, 2010
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From this position Will could go with it or turn on it without hooking the ball... The front side (pitchers side) obliques are more engaged on inside pitches..

 
Aug 20, 2017
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Just curious.. does your back foot scissor?
No. Back foot typically scissors due to a closed stride. The torso has to get out of the way to have a hand path to the ball when the stride is slightly across. This causes the back foot to scissor. Not every time but most of the time.
 
May 12, 2016
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No. Back foot typically scissors due to a closed stride. The torso has to get out of the way to have a hand path to the ball when the stride is slightly across. This causes the back foot to scissor. Not every time but most of the time.
Not for me, anchoring the back foot causes me to scissor.
 
Oct 13, 2014
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South Cali

The message is don't use the big muscles to rotate, but contract the obliques against the hips and hip extension should happen reactively.
yup it’s reactive. So why mention it? I dunno. Wow pelvis speed slower? More power? More distance? More speed? Thanks for posting this. 😆 Still pics are not good? Where have I heard that one?
 
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May 3, 2014
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Is Tigers leveraged pulldown move at the top of his back swing leading to hip extension?
Or is his intent is create hip extension to swing the club?
 
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