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The Palmist

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I have always had trouble keeping the ball on ground so I started working on strength training and up until this year, I could easily clear the ropes or just defend or cut/pull. Happy Days.

Now I am seeing a problem, since I started running I have lost a lot of muscle weight and I am struggling to clear infield.

So, I need to learn on how to keep the ball on the ground and drive rather than loft.

Any tips will be most helpful.

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Shan
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Re: Cannot clear infield and unable to keep it on the ground
« Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 11:47:22 AM »

Think waiting longer for the ball will help doing all this
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Re: Cannot clear infield and unable to keep it on the ground
« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 11:51:25 AM »

Keeping it on the ground is all about head position (and balance/shape) and getting over the ball. If your head is back and and you are hitting the ball early you are probably more than likely to put it in the air. I'm sure there are exceptions but that's the gist.

Re off the square, you don't always need strength, use the pace of the quick bowlers and look for gaps. Maybe do some shadow drills alongside your strength training.

Re power hitting, power comes from the ground up, maybe incorporate some body weight squats into your routine. Also lead with the hips rather than the head if you want to clear the boundary...

I have the theory but I've yet to put  a lot of it in practice too ;)
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Re: Cannot clear infield and unable to keep it on the ground
« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 12:41:57 PM »

Now I am seeing a problem, since I started running I have lost a lot of muscle weight and I am struggling to clear infield.

It is probably technique instead of muscles.

If a team mate can make a video of you batting with bowler in frame, you can see frame-by-frame your body movements with respect to the delivery.
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Re: Cannot clear infield and unable to keep it on the ground
« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 08:48:37 PM »

Keeping it on the ground is all about head position (and balance/shape) and getting over the ball. If your head is back and and you are hitting the ball early you are probably more than likely to put it in the air. I'm sure there are exceptions but that's the gist.

Re off the square, you don't always need strength, use the pace of the quick bowlers and look for gaps. Maybe do some shadow drills alongside your strength training.

Re power hitting, power comes from the ground up, maybe incorporate some body weight squats into your routine. Also lead with the hips rather than the head if you want to clear the boundary...

I have the theory but I've yet to put  a lot of it in practice too ;)

Excellent point about head ...mine is usually rocking back and by the time the shot is complete, I am usually looking up.
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