Introducing your newest training tool: the Axe Bat Long Trainer. A staple in our daily hitting programming, this 37″/37oz 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, making it more difficult to swing. To move this heavy implement efficiently, the hitter must keep their hands back, while opening up the hips and torso to create space for the hands and bat to travel through the hitting zone. Creating space cannot be achieved without proper sequencing, and swinging the Axe Long Trainer promotes just that.
- The additional length of the Long Trainer forces an exaggerated focus and feel for controlling the barrel. The extra weight makes it very easy to “dump” or “lose” the barrel in between first move and contact. Because of this, hitters develop a heightened focus on the ball-bat collision.
Bat Speed Development
- Overload/Underload training is a proven training methodology for increasing bat speed. Similar to our Axe Bat Speed Trainers, the Long Trainer is an additional overload training tool to help aid in bat speed development for both beginner and advanced hitters alike.