Here’s the secret… You you want to accelerate through any human movement, be it a swing, a throw or even a punch, you need absolute strength. Once you’ve developed absolute strength, you can then work on what is known as speed strength, and eventually work your way down the strength-speed ladder known as “The Force Velocity Curve” to something called power, or Explosive Strength.
I can give you another secret, Balancing on that bosu ball tossing an object that way up to 12 times more than a bat and is round with a 18 inch circumference into a trampoline has nothing to do with developing any of the things I mentioned above.
You’ll frequently here us say that “Functional Training” has become BS and it is because people are mistakingly Over-Specializing, not training functional. We must be careful not to overspecialize in baseball as using objects that are many times heavier than a ball or bat will quickly affect technique, timing and coordination, and potentially destroy mechanics.