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Baseball season is arriving and there will be plenty of new baseball products hitting the local sports stores shelves. A new product that helps develop bat speed during batting practice is the Hitting JackIt System.
The product comes in four sizes to assist progressive training. The 9oz size develops bat speed and works fast twitch muscles. The 12oz size strengths hands and forearms, and improves muscle memory. The 16oz size develops power and the 21oz “on deck” size builds Big League power. The product works with all baseball and softball bats allowing players to develop during live batting practice sessions and off hitting tees.
All current weighted products on the market are placed on the barrel of the bat causing a “casting” elongated swing, slowing down your swing causing less power and do not let you practice with live pitching. The Hitting Jack-it was developed as a complete hitting system by ball players for ball players to provide immediate results, quickly develop bat speed and power, and force your hands to work properly creating improved technique.
Some Major Leaguers are using the Hitting JackIt, including Evan Longoria. On February 16th, Longoria(@Evan3Longoria) tweeted about the Hitting JackIt: “Spring is coming quickly, pick up a Hitting Jackit System! I promise you won’t regret it. Been using it for 2 yrs now, it’s an amazing tool!” Longoria then tweeted about it again on Feb 28th, “Pick up the Hitting Jackit System. No joke, I am happy I worked with it this offseason. Looking forward to getting going!”
Here are a few videos showing how the Hitting JackIt System works:
You can purchase the all in one system with 9oz, 12oz and 16oz or 5oz, 9oz and 12oz weights included for $49.99. You can buy the 16oz and 21oz weights individually for $19.95 and $21.95 a piece.
In the world of baseball, training is everything. From hitting off a tee to bullpen sessions, every ballplayer age 5-40 has to train. So, naturally, there are plenty of training aids out there. While many have an obvious advantage and function, some come along that raise an eyebrow for one reason or another. Today, I have the latter.
It’s called the FastArm, and it’s a trainer designed to improve your throwing arm from top to bottom. It’s basically a baseball on a bend shaft, with a handle at the end. I watched the video below, and it’s pretty convincing in helping a pitcher develop more arm strength and durability. Of course, having Neftali Feliz promote the product doesn’t hurt, either. Hopefully no one believes that they will start pumping out 100mph heat and knee buckling breaking balls because of a ball on a stick, but realistically, I think it’s a useful tool that at minimum helps a pitcher warm up quickly and effectively.
The FastArm was invented by former pitcher Bob Kaiser, who spent years in the minors, but only received a cup of coffee in the majors due to shoulder injuries. He has set out to prevent the same fate for young developing pitchers. They offer two models, the FastArm and FastArm Jr., for players age 7-11, both come in at an affordable $44.95. As for the skeptics and doubters, which is likely to be a strong contingent, they offer a 30 day, no questions asked money back guarantee, which is a nice thing to see from someone with a product that doesn’t prove it’s mettle without some vigorous use. So if you’d like to add velocity, durability and sharpen your throwing mechanics give the FastArm a whirl.
To find out a retailer that carries the FastArm in your area, search Sportrabbit.com.