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Volleyball player readies to spike the ball

How Can I Spike Harder?

 

–John Kessel, USA Volleyball Director of Sport Development

First off, you should understand that to hit the ball harder, you just need to swing your arm faster. Stop working so hard on hitting the ball harder. Instead, focus on swinging your arm faster. When players go for hitting harder, they tighten up the muscles in the shoulder girdle and cannot unleash their fastest arm swing. Swing fast, swing faster. The quandary is, when you first start to swing faster, or as fast as you can, you are not as accurate…