This is a dry swing hitting drill in which you pull something heavy in order to feel the rotation of the body in detail, as the mechanics are slowed down. You can use a tire, a weight plate, or some other objecct that gives you some good resistance.   By pulling on the heavy object, you can feel that the rotation is much harder.

Set Up

  1. Tie one end of a rope to a tire or other weighted object, with the other end tied to the handle of the baseball bat.


  1. As you swing, the focus is to move the weighted object and feel the rotation of the bvody through the hitting motion in good detail.
  2. After running through a few dry hit swings and feeling that rotation, have a partner throw you some balls and you should feel that rotation much better.

Video Demonstration

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