We briefly discuss the effects of Weighted Bats Shot Speed. The The ultimate aim when using Force Weighted Training Bats is to increase balance, footwork, head position, timing, endurance, strength and bat swing speed. These days cricket bats are thicker and heavier and players looking to maximize ball exit speeds from the bat need to be able to swing heavier bats faster. As a rule of thumb the average player who does not use Weighted Training Bats in training sessions should use lighter and thinner match bats because they will be able to swing these faster than a heavier bat. A lighter bat swung at say 45k/hour will hit a ball harder and generate faster ball exit speeds than a heavier bat swung at 40k/hour. However, a heavier bat swung at 45k/hour will generate faster ball exit speeds.

With extended use players can expect to increase bat swings speeds by up to 18% in the first three months and up to 22% within three years. Ultimately there is a a direct correlation between Weighted Bats Shot Speed.

Power Hitting is a methodology or training and development program designed to develop batters who can hit power shots. We at Force Train Better are advocates of this type of player development and in fact promote it as part of our recommended training and development programs. However, before we take any player down the road of developing his or her power hitting game we strongly recommend they undertake and continue with training programs that ensure their basic skill sets relating to technique, hand eye coordination and footwork are maintained.

Predominantly Force Train Better and our range of innovative training products are about developing cricketers capable of excelling in all forms of the game. All of us here have played the game at various levels and hold the view that conventional training and development methods should always be maintained.