I've been slumping...what do I do?

by Alec Negri
(Fresno, Ca)

I don't know why I just can't get the bat around as fast, and can't find a stance that feels comfortable and works for me.

Swing Smarter Response:

Alec, sorry to hear about that...this is a point most ballplayers get to at one time or another. Ted Williams said hitting is 90% from the neck up, and that's why these slumps happen, they're mostly mental.

You can read the 7 Key Baseball Hitting Lessons for Hacking Slumps article for ideas on reigning in your mental side.

To juice up your bat speed, try participating in the Albert Pujols Inspired Increase Your Bat Speed in 30 Days Challenge...it's NOT done yet, but everyday in September we'll post an easy way to increase your bat speed. It should be fun!

Whenever your stance doesn't feel comfortable, you need to come back to basics, so this article on 8 Solid Hitting Stance Principals to Live & Breath By.

Hope this helps you Alec, please feel free to email me if you have anymore questions.

Joey Myers

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