Using the lower half to power the body is a necessity for pitchers and hitters. When the lower half is engaged, higher velocities and bat speeds follow. The Ground Force Sports Trainers teach the feel of utilizing the lower half so players are able to translate to game settings.
From beginners to professionals, there is no age or ability limit on the Ground Force Sports Trainers. Beginners will use the Trainers to learn proper mechanics and the engagement of the lower half, while more advanced players who have mastered these skills will challenge their abilities with a higher compression level.
The hardest part of coaching pitching and hitting is being able to tell if the lower half is engaged. With the Ground Force Sports Trainers there is no question of whether the lower half is used or if ground force is created with the instant audible feedback with each use.
One of the most asked questions we receive is "How do the trainers increase velocity and bat speed?" Once proper mechanics are accomplished and the lower half is engaged, players will challenge their abilities by increasing the compression force required to accomplish the goal of sounding the trainer.
Proper mechanics and a directional force towards home plate and/or the pitcher is key in efficiency and ability of play for pitchers and hitters, but the hardest element to coach. Once players are able to feel how to properly activate their body, improvement follows effortlessly.
Every player has a threshold of the number of pitches or hits they can preform in a certain time frame. The goal of each player is to be consistent in performance to ensure health and longevity. Utilizing the lower half to power the pitching and hitting sequence takes stress off of the upper half where the majority of pitching and hitting injuries occur.