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    Posted: 10/28/2020 at 3:01am
Few things that I've tweaked recently with my BH loop.

The first thing is not drawing the bat to the stomach during the backswing but rather to the left hip -> if the swing starts from the left hip you don't need to extend your elbow forward that much which helps in terms of reducing backswing time. I believe this is also one of the secrets of the Liang Jingkun BH -> his BH powerloops usually start with the bat closer to the left hip and not the stomach.   

The other thing I realised is that similar to the FH loop, you should be doing the backswing with the body and not with the arm... it's way faster this way. If you squat slightly you don't even need to move your arm much and you've already mostly in the backswing position, and that is because the squat moves your hips backwards which creates backswing room for the bat without having to move your elbow anywhere. Consciously moving the elbow in front of your body like how Kreanga teaches is super slow to initiate and results in getting jammed bad by a quick ball. 

  
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Originally posted by blahness blahness wrote:

Few things that I've tweaked recently with my BH loop.

The first thing is not drawing the bat to the stomach during the backswing but rather to the left hip -> if the swing starts from the left hip you don't need to extend your elbow forward that much which helps in terms of reducing backswing time. I believe this is also one of the secrets of the Liang Jingkun BH -> his BH powerloops usually start with the bat closer to the left hip and not the stomach.   

The other thing I realised is that similar to the FH loop, you should be doing the backswing with the body and not with the arm... it's way faster this way. If you squat slightly you don't even need to move your arm much and you've already mostly in the backswing position, and that is because the squat moves your hips backwards which creates backswing room for the bat without having to move your elbow anywhere. Consciously moving the elbow in front of your body like how Kreanga teaches is super slow to initiate and results in getting jammed bad by a quick ball. 

  
bending over forward (while crouching) is what accentuates what you wrote (bold formatted in my quote), not the crouching. Bending over means rotation of the torso forward (around the hips axis), sending the elbows backwards. What you say happens just by bending over, even if not crouching, it won't happen by crouching without bending over. I know you know all that because we talked about it before, you said it with the bending as a side effect of the crouching all together and I just wanted to isolate and pinpoint the real physical factor.

It's funny how people criticize Kreanga's bh lately, it makes me uncomfortable. 
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to precise my thoughts, I want to remind ourselves that we always defined the bh loop stroke globally, hence your description, and here, we underline a crouching that loads energy before pushing forward from the legs, forcing the bending with which legs need to catch up so we do not fall on the floor Ouch. We carry energy forward, we let ourselves fall and then we jump, throwing our arm before the forearm rotationally snaps from it, giving the wrist the opportunity to do something.
What I mean is no matter what, I am with you and the legs are still the superstars of the stroke.



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