Effects of Warm-up With Different Weighted Bats on Normal Baseball Bat Velocity

Brian S. Montoya Lee E. Brown, Jared W. Coburn and Steven M. Zinder

Purpose: To determine the effects of warm up with different weighted bats on normal baseball bat velocity.

Conclusions: Within the bat weight spectrum of the study, it is suggested that when preparing to hit 5 warm up swings with either a light or normal bat will allow a player to achieve greatest velocity of their normal bat.

IN PLAIN ENGLISH: To better your chances of hitting a baseball, using a heavier-than-normal bat will not help you. Practice using a normal-weight bat or a lighter-weight bat.