Understanding False Separation
Most hitters are trying to time their load and stride just by pushing their hands back. This is detrimental to many young hitters as it teaches them "False Separation". Just because hitters 'keep their hands' back as they load does not mean they are preparing correctly to turn as fast as possible.
Seeing False Separation
Below are examples as what I would describe as “False Separation”. As a kid growing up the phrase “you gotta get you hands back” is something that rings in my ears to this day. A lot of coaches and instructors use this phrase but yet never truly explain why this move is important.
I use this phrase as well but in all reality, it has very little to do with your hands, but everything to do with your shoulder and back arm. The gif’s below will give you insight and understanding of why you’re not consistent with timing and your overall body control.