Just curious, is this the video or one of them that you're watching?5frames,
I'm reading the Catapult system and watching his video. He teaches that it's not all about the hips. He teaches spinal engine and stretching the shoulders.
What are the movements in the torso engine you teach?
I'll get back to the spinal engine and Myers views.
Thanks for the info. I'm just gonna say that I had a hard time getting past the very first drill he was having the kids do, and the position they all ended up in at the end of it that he thought was good or correct. Think I'll just leave it at that though since I've not read the book, and don't want to base my complete opinion on one or two drills he might show in a 30 minute demo/promo of his program...but can I just say, "EEK!"?I have the book, too! Its OK. Some good stuff. I am not that fond of his style of writing. He says you don't rotate hips during the load, you just show your numbers/ hide hands. "I,m sorry coaches, if you think that a hitter loads by inwardly turning the hips towards the catcher.... this isn't optimized loading and your hitters are leaving consistent power on the table." But when you see him swing (which is not that pretty) his hips do rotate during load. I am not advocating for for a big hip turn back but I do think they more some naturally.
He also has some weird experiments and some stuff on finger/ grip pressure I don't understand or buy into. Spinal engine is torso engine. Just another name.
I am going to reread soon. I usually find the good stuff second time thru.
What muscles fire first. Glute pushing or obliques pulling? same time?Rotation in a high level swing is almost all a function of the rear-side glutes working against a coiled rear leg. When the rear hip is coiled it creates a misaligment that is automatically resolved when the glutes fire to extend the hip. That is the beautiful simplicity of the high level swing... If you coil and you can maintain it while allowing the rear glute to fire the hip into extension, you will rotate perfectly. The core and back are supplemental as they interacting with the glutes.