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Using a yardstick for working on swing mechanics


Abby's Dad
Jan 23, 2009
Collegeville, PA
I tried using a yardstick a couple of winters back for working on swing mechanics in front of a mirror (hey I was in my bedroom and it was handy :) ). I found it helped in keeping the palm up/palm down position at (imaginary) contact and I could really feel the yardstick cutting through the air.

Has anyone else tried this? If not give it a try (watch the lamps though :D) and let me know what you think of it as a training aid.

Apr 20, 2009
It is important to have fast trunk or core rotation during bat swings so using a light material like a yard stick will help focus on the core movement while still mimicking the movement of a regular bat swing.