Re: Loading the front side vs. loading the back side
>>> If you believe in swing theory #1...(Power comes from lead shoulder rotation), than you probably think that a weight shift is useless and an inward turn of the front hip and front shoulder is a sufficient load.
If you believe in swing fact #2...(Power comes from lower body and back half of the body), than the weight shift to the back side is critical. Inward shoulder turn alone is not sufficient. As a matter of fact, too much of this inward turn will result in a dominant front side which is much less powerful and less controllable. <<<
What leads you think it must be just one or the other? This site believes the best hitters make efficient use of both.
You state, "It's pretty simple...Back side dominance = Power and control."
Jimmy, pitching a baseball is a back side dominant mechanics because it relies on the trajectories of just one hand. However, that is not the case with swinging a bat. -- I will post a clip on Monday to show the difference.
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