From Jeff Forney, President of Triple
I invented the T-3 Elite
Training Bat because a player needs to possess three
basic components to become a good hitter: Mechanics,
Velocity (or bat speed), and Power or what I
call the M.V.P. Hitting System. Mechanics plus
Velocity equals the formula for Power. How do we start to
get that? There are two basic principles for training an
athlete: over-speed and overload. These two components are
critical. This is the foundation if you want an athlete to
get faster and stronger. Overload is the process of moving a
heavier resistance so we that we tax the working muscles.
Over-speed is the process of moving something lighter faster
to create a neuromuscular training pattern. My goal was to
combine these two components to create an explosive hitter.
How do we get somebody to move something heavier or faster?
And how can we bring in something heavier and actually teach
them the mechanics? Well, that's the combination of The
T-3 loading system and sliding grip.
OVERSPEED - In my
years of studying the overspeed principle, I have learned
that you must teach the body through force to move faster if
there is to be a gain in speed. The overspeed principle
forces the body to adapt to excess neuromuscular firing of
fast twitch muscle fibers. If done properly, the body starts
to respond with more speed - creating more force, power, and
most of all, bat speed. In my studies of explosive movement
of the body, I have discovered that we can get to the point
where movement cannot be measured with the human eye.
Therefore, the neuromuscular system must be trained with
precision and a balance of the overload and overspeed
principles. New technology has allowed for this process, but
it is very expensive and is usually found only in our upper
end training facilities and and at the professional level.
Unfortunately, as great as the gains are at the upper
levels, they fail to compare to the gains that could be made
at the Youth/High School levels. If we can start teaching
younger players the proper neuromuscular mechanics, as well
as the skill mechanics, the better baseball player he or she
will be which will result in more confidence and enjoyment
of the game.
Often when there is a
deficit or deficiency in a skill, three main components come
• Lack of skill
• Lack of strength
• Neuromuscular mechanics of the sport
The last component mentioned
often gets overlooked because most of the focus is the skill
and strength, with the majority of that concentration going
to the skill. When we get an imbalance in one of these
areas, we get a very stiff robotic type of hitter. It is
critical to understand that hitting is a very explosive and
violent action. There is nothing passive about it, yet it
has to be done with a fluidness of a slow-flowing stream,
the grace of an eagle soaring on high.
A lot to ask? It is.
Hard to train? It is.
A lot of people teaching it? Very few.
Great news! The T3 offers the balanced blend of all three
components. Every time you swing the T3 bat it is allowing
you to work on your skill, strength and neuromuscular
mechanics, allowing you take your hitting to unprecedented
levels. Why not give it a try and see for yourself.
With bats being limited to a
-3 length to weight ratio at the high school level and
above, serious players must begin preparing themselves early
on to swing these heavier bats. The T-3 will help with these
adjustments. BESR - Ball Exit Speed Ratio makes aluminum
bats have less pop, but just like wood bats, the ball can
still be driven if we train the swing properly and build
strength specific to the swing. The T3 is also an
outstanding product for the adjustment from the aluminum bat
to the wood bat for the professional player. It teaches a
hitter to dominate the head of the bat.