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Bat Swing Speed Training: How to Increase Bat Speed

Baseball speed training increases exit velocity which has a direct correlation to increased power, distance, and bases. In other words, more of everything a hitter needs in order to have success at the plate.

Increasing overall bat speed, regardless of the player and the level they play at will never hinder performance. A common misconception is bat speed training will hurt a players mechanics, which this is false. Training to increase bat speed can often result in a direct improvement of mechanics as the body wants to self-organize itself into the strongest and fastest positions and movements possible.

Developing bat speed doesn't just come from doing an endless amount of drills at home, but rather it is developed much more effectively and efficiently through a specialized training program, accurate feedback to track progress, and is done with a high level of focus on a consistent basis.

Turn Warning Track Power into HR Power

Bat speed is the one metric used by decision-makers, coaches, and trainers at every level of competitive baseball. Why? Because bat speed - or a lack of bat speed - plays a large part in determining if a hitter will be effective at the plate.

How to increase bat speed is what it’s all about; getting on base and moving runners along.

Use the Bat Speed Recon™ to develop your own bat speed training program or use our bat speed program with an average of 5-7 MPH increase in bat speed.

That might not sound like a lot, but a seven mph increase in average baseball bat swing speed can be the difference between hitting a single over the shortstop’s head and delivering an easy out to that shortstop.

It can also mean the difference between your shot being chased down on the warning track and sending it over the wall for a home run.

WHAT YOU NEED ​

Accurate Feedback 

Feedback is the best training tool and instant feedback is the key. Sports today are  uber-competitive and there just isn't time to waste trying to figure out how to increase batting power.  Know if you are making even slight improvements (accuracy to 0.1 MPH) instantly with the Bat Speed  Recon.  

A Step-by-Step Plan 

Using our proven 6-Week Bat Speed Program, hitters know exactly how many  sessions per week they'll need to do with reps and sets already planned out for them. We've developed  this overload underload program over 20 years of trial and error. If you follow the plan, you will see  results.  

Record Awareness

In order to increase bat speed, it's imperative that players swing as hard as they can  on every rep. The Bat Speed Recon keeps track of a player's peak bat speed within a set and displays it  directly on the screen to keep hitters focused on their goal. 

HOW TO INCREASE BATTING POWER WITH BAT SPEED RECON

Knowing that you need to increase bat speed is a start, but awareness alone won't increase bat speed  and power. To do that you need grit, determination and technology that will provide you with the  instant, accurate feedback necessary to make adjustments and ramp up the effectiveness of your  training. That technology is Bat Speed Recon.

First Things First

Before you can get on with the business of developing bat speed you need to know where you stand. Bat  Speed Recon is ready to go right out of the box and can be set up in just a couple of minutes.  

First, attach the included reflective stickers to the end of your overload, underload and game bats. Then  attach the device to a tripod, position it relative to your tee, turn it on and enter the number of swings  you want it to analyze. That’s it! You’re ready to rock. 

Once the Bat Speed Recon bat swing speed trainer is online you will receive instant feedback you can use  to determine which exercises and drills will best help you improve your bat speed. 

What could you do with 25-35 more ft. of ball flight?

Increasing your bat speed by just a few mph can generate 25-35 more feet of ball flight. With that kind of  increase, you can make the team you've always dreamed of playing for. Turn singles into doubles,  doubles into home runs. Be selected as an all-conference, all-league, or all-state player. Play at the next  level, be selected for valuable scholarships, or even get drafted. Bat speed is king at any level! 

If you're seeking more training resources to help you develop bat speed, look no further. The following pages provide various resources for bat speed training.

Players and coaches frequently spend too much time focusing on the wrong skill sets in baseball or softball. There are only so many hours in the day that can be dedicated to a specific training session. What this means is during that time it is paramount that training time is spent working on what is most effective and most important for success. A key benefit to Bat Speed Recon is the sense of direction it provides, giving players and coaches confidence that their training sessions are time well spent.

Bat Speed FAQs

What is a good bat speed?


For Little League about 45-55 mph. For high school 55-75. For college and the pros mid-60s to mid-80s.




What are the best exercises to increase bat speed?


For leg strength do squats, deadlifts and leg presses. For your core, planks, crunches and push-ups. For powerful forearms try wrist curls, finger curls and squeezing a tennis ball.




What is more important speed or power?


You can’t separate the two. More bat speed will produce more power and a higher exit velocity.




How to swing a bat with power?


If you need to know how to get more power in your baseball swing, use our Bat Speed Program. You'll see an increase of 5-7 mph and an associated increase in power.