It is possible to believe that you are a good hitter. You might think that you are a decent hitter. However, there is always room for improvement. Now it’s time to learn some tricks and make minor adjustments. It is possible that you are right. However, if you really understand the basics, you will be an exceptional hitter. You will have a high satta king average, be able place your hits anywhere on the field, and hit for power and the bases.
Bravo! I’m not like that and many people aren’t like that. There are always new tips and fundamentals that we can learn, things we may have forgotten, or things we need to change. Once you have mastered the basics, you will be able to properly stand, hold and swing the bat, as well as how to properly bunt. You will be a better hitter than you may already be. Today’s batting instructional will focus on the fundamentals of gripping the bat correctly.
First, you need to relax. Second, you need to have a relaxed grip. You will not hit the ball well if your grip is tight and you have tension in your muscles and hands. It’s normal to place your bat in the batter’s box and hold it with tension. To maximize your power and strength, you need to tighten your muscles.
This might work well if you are going to throw a punch, or lift weights. But it’s not the best approach for swinging the bat. Relaxed and relaxed is the best way to approach the man in the batter’s box. If you’re tense you will be quick to grab the ball, not being patient at the plate and you won’t be able to swing well at poor pitches. Relaxing and having a relaxed grip is the best way to grip the bat correctly.
Giving It the Fingers
Once you have relaxed, the next step is to grip the bat for the best swing. There is much debate about whether the bat should be held between your fingers and the palm. While it feels more natural to hold the bat between your fingers and palm, the feeling of holding the bat in one hand is not the same as gripping it in the other. It isn’t a strong grip. If you grip the bat with your palm, it will not stay in place during a swing. You should grip the bat with your fingers close and wrap your fingers around it. The bat should be held completely by your fingers and not touch the palm.
If you’re a rightie, open your left hand. Switch hands if you’re a lefty. Now, put two fingers from the other hand in your palm. Close your fingers and hold your fingers. Now, pull your fingers out. The fingers should now slide out. Do the same, but now, wrap your fingers around your extended fingers. Try pulling. It’s much harder to pull the fingers out.
Your grip around a bat will be tighter in your fingers than in your palm. This will reflect in your swing and how the ball connects to your bat. It will also make it more stable.
The knuckle sandwich is the next step in grasping the bat. You will need to align your knuckles so that they are parallel. This is something you may hear a lot, but don’t know what it means. Your knuckles will almost always be aligned when you grip the bat. These are not the right knuckles. The most natural way to hold a bat is to line up the last knuckles on the finger, which are the knuckles at its base. The middle knuckles should be aligned with the fingers. The middle knuckles should be aligned with the middle of the bottom hand’s knuckles.
This may feel strange at first. It almost feels like your hand is twisting. But once you get into your stance, you will notice a difference in the stability of your swing. Line up your middle knuckles correctly.
The goalpost test is a great way to check if your knuckles have been aligned correctly. I found an embedded video on Ultimate Sports Resource website that explains exactly how it works. You simply need to grip the bat and align your knuckles. You now need to extend each pointer finger. Your fingers will point in the opposite direction if you align your knuckles the same way that most people naturally do. Your fingers will point in the same direction if you have the right knuckles. It looks like there are a few goalposts.
Keeping Hands together
Last but not least, keep your hands on the bat. Your swing will become wavy if you don’t leave enough space between your hands and the bat’s base. Wavy swings can cause you to miss the ball and, even if you hit it well, you won’t hit it with much power. Even if your swing is good, it won’t be able to produce a lot of power and energy. Although you might be hitting singles or grounding out in the infield, or maybe some pop-ups, your hitting could be much better. You will be more powerful if you keep your hands together, but not too tight. You will be able to send your hits farther than ever before.
Other issues that can be related to batting, specifically the grip, include choking, bat drag and bat lag. But we’ll save those for another article.