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Discussion: Keeping Weight on Rear Foot during Stride, Key to Hip Power

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May 9, 2019
Men's 65
445 posts
Keeping Weight on Rear Foot during Stride, Key to Hip Power
One of the most misunderstood steps of the swing and under used technique..I found myself just stepping and landing on front foot rather than keeping weight on the back foot long enough to drive the hips into the rotation. Huge difference between doing it right and doing it halfway. It also helps set a better launch angle and allows hands to come back more naturally. All great top level hitters do this. Swing Makeover #105
May 10, 2019
19 posts

The video was great Bogie, thank you.

May 10, 2019
65 posts
As part of this ... shoulders are behind the hips at contact
May 15, 2019
Men's 60
173 posts
Bogey, another well done video that is essential for players working on their swing mechanics.
May 24, 2019
Bruce M
Men's 55
113 posts
Bogie - This is your student from Seattle. Totally get it. Yesterday in league play, I kept my weight back, drove the hips into the rotation, and had a strong snap and extension. I could feel it. Result: HR. Later in the day, I took BP and went for a short pitch: stepped onto the front foot which creates a lunge. Result: a weak grounder that looked pathetic. I felt like I used just my arms...which is nothing. So, I definitely feel the contrast between the weight transfer within the rotation....and a weight transfer outside of the rotation. Huge difference. Thx. for the video.

AND...we should all be very thankful for Bogie's Swing Makeover series. If there is a Softball Hall of Fame, Bogie should definitely be in it....not just for his amazing playing over the years...but more importantly, for his amazing teaching skills and commitment to art of hitting. Whether you learn from the series, his posts in Softball Magazine, or have the pleasure of training with him at Truman Stadium or Florida...thank you, Bogie!

May 24, 2019
Men's 65
594 posts
Hey boogie
Had my knee done and everything is ahead of schedule I'm doing great won't be long before I'm back on the field

The Crew
May 27, 2019
Men's 65
445 posts
Nicely done Bruce..keep up the good work and Monta...glad the knee is going well...80 year old dave North from Woodlawn was hitting 11 weeks after surgery..amazing how guys are doing so well with the replacement!
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