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    I've been considering switching to a no stride because I've been having a few problems with my stride, but I've heard people say that you can lose power with a no stride. Is there any truth to this? Thanks

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    Originally posted by yankees32 View Post
    I've been considering switching to a no stride because I've been having a few problems with my stride, but I've heard people say that you can lose power with a no stride. Is there any truth to this?
    Yes.

    Pujols has a minimal stride but still shifts his weight significantly, which helps to power the rotation of his hips.

    When I see a guy who's a good hitter but who's lacking power, I usually see little to no weight shift (regardless of their stride length).
    Last edited by Chris O'Leary; 05-09-2008, 01:56 PM.
    Hitting Coordinator for Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis.

    I also work with the pitchers who are dealing with injury problems.

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    • #3
      You can shift your weight without a stride. It's is called "Hip Shift" or at least that is what we call it. Many use some front leg movement to help them do it but it's not necessary.

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      • #4
        I have just changed my batting stance. I hold the bat like a righty Ty Cobb, and stand like Mousis Alou. The thing is, I hit it over the 3rd basemen every time.

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        • #5
          Its difficult, almost akward to weight shift with no stride, but no stride give better timing, which can be more important in some cases.

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          • #6
            The Doyle Baseball School was the first to incorporate the no stride hitting approach. The purpose of this approach was for balance not for power. I instructed with them for 2.5 yrs and this approach did help hitters with balance but I could see a big drop in power.



            EL,

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            • #7
              I agree with Chris and Henry's posts above.

              If you don't rotate well (most) going no stride is a good way to work on this assuming you understand your goal/destination. Doesn't mean you can't put it back in later.

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