Introducing your newest training tool: the Axe Bat Long Trainer. A staple in our daily hitting programming, this 37 inch, 37 ounce training bat is great for:
Teaching Proper Sequencing
- At 37 inches long and 37 ounces heavy, the Long Trainer is longer and heavier than any of our training bats, and more difficult to swing. To move this heavy implement efficiently, the hitter must keep the hands back, while opening up the hips and torso to create space for the hands and bat to travel through the zone at a reasonable depth. This move cannot be achieved without proper sequencing.
- The additional length of the Long Trainer forces an exaggerated focus and feel for having to control the barrel. The additional weight makes it very easy to “dump” or “lose” the barrel in between first move and contact, forcing the hitter to have a heightened focus on the bat-ball collision.
Bat Speed Development
- Overload/Underload training has been a proven training methodology for many years. Similar to our Axe Bat Speed Trainers, the Long Trainer is an additional overload training tool to aid in bat speed development for both beginner and advanced hitters alike.