The 'Power Bag' Power Hitting Trainer By Muhl Tech
The Muhl Tech Power Bag, A Power-Hitting Training ToolThe Muhl Power Bag develops explosive hitting mechanics and encourages lower body torque and stability. It was specifically designed to allow the hitter to swing through the bag.
A ball is in contact with a bat only 1/2000 of a second.
Don't believe anyone who says any energy spent after contact is wasted. In theory, this is correct, but how many times as a coach or parent have you noticed players of all ages give up on a swing? By teaching players to always finish their swing strong “completely” through the ball, you help them develop good habits that eventually translate into harder hit balls and sound muscle memory mechanics.
Instant feedback on every swing.
Common hitter faults such as poor hip rotation, casting or swinging around the ball, poor hand position (rolled wrist), barring the lead arm, or lunging at the target will result in a weak hit and the bag will not move much. If a hitter uses sound point of contact hitting mechanics as taught by most instructors, Bingo! The bag goes higher or all the way around. This visual and physical reward helps teach hitters how using good fundamentals leads to harder hit balls and helps the hitter develop the necessary strength to hit the ball with authority every time.
By giving visual feedback, the Power Bag helps hitters see what leads to more power at the contact position. The power bag can be hit and driven through, the better the mechanics, the more the bag moves. Hitters will find that using proper hitting mechanics and actually driving through the bag with the hips leads to the bag going all the way to the top or even all the way around.
The Power Bag is a resistance tool that develops power-hitting strength in the wrist and forearms.
The Houston Astros, Lance Berkman credits a similar device his father made with much of the power he has in his wrist and forearms. Hitting the ball with authority requires power and strength at contact which results in more spring off of the bat head. Bat speed is crucial for hitting the ball a long way, but if there is give in the wrist at contact much of the benefit of bat speed is lost. Strengthening the hands, wrist, and forearms by using the Power Bag™ will decrease bat bounce and cause the ball to jump off of your bat.
Players will learn to push past the bag and finish their swing.
Their swing should not stop at contact. Initially, it will slow down at contact as the bag is heavier than they are used to. With time and practice, players should be able to swing on the Power Bag seamlessly, with no slowing down of the swing. Once they are able to achieve that, they will be able to graduate from the Junior Power Bag to the Medium Power Bag, and from the Medium to the Large. Players should not deviate their swing when hitting this product. Keep the same swing and with enough use, the player will get stronger.
Features Of The Muhl Tech Power BagsThe Power Bag™ has a light foam center surrounded by a flexible, tear-resistant durable polyurethane coating. It is soft enough to absorb bat impact and can be used with almost any bat. Each unit comes complete including the top arm and u-bolts which can be mounted to a pole 3½“ diameter or smaller. The top arm can also be mounted to a wood surface using wood screws or bolts. The unit can be removed from the top arm for storage by simply removing a ring pin. We recommend removing the bag from the outdoor elements when it will not be used for an extended period of time.
Large Power Bag
The large Muhl Tech Power Bag weighs around 10 pounds, is 10" in diameter, and 24" tall. It is designed for players weighing over 180 pounds. It is the ideal training tool for large high school programs and college baseball. These power hitting aids will build strength in the player’s hands, wrists, and forearms, while reinforcing their hitting fundamentals such as not finishing their swing once the ball makes contact with the bat by driving through the bag with their hips, pushing past the bag to finish their swing.
Medium Power Bag
Weighing in at around 8 pounds the medium Power Bag is perfect for smaller high school baseball teams and high school or college fastpitch softball programs. The bag is 8" in diameter, 24" tall, and designed for hitters in the 110-200 lbs range. Several high school fastpitch coaches have shared that by the end of their first year using the Muhl Tech Medium Power Bag, 4-6 of their girls were hitting it all the way around. None were able to do this at the beginning of the year.
Junior Power Bag
This 5 pound Power Bag is perfect for teaching the younger kids how good mechanics lead to more power. It is 8" in diameter and 12” tall. Players under the age of 13, or weigh less than 120 pounds, are the hitters that will benefit the most from this bag. A great training tool for youth leagues before graduating to the medium of large Muhl Tech Power Bags as they get older.
About The Muhl Tech Institutional Power StandsThe Muhl Tech Power Stand is a sturdy steel stand that will accommodate either the Power Bags or the Zone Hitter. The Power Stand is made of 2 1/2" square steel tubing that has been powder-coated for outdoor durability. There are wheels on one end and handles on the other to roll the unit around.
The Power Bag Stand allows for two players to hit the Power Bag at the same time. The wheels make this product easily transferable on and off the field.