Monday, July 27, 2015

There's no right or wrong in nature.

In nature, your mind's "built-in response mechanism" doesn’t care whether your movements are productive or disruptive. 

All your mind's "built-in response mechanism cares about is keeping or getting your hips level.

Your mind's "built-in response mechanism" might not care about your hip orientation, but you should!

All consecutive year, Cy Young winners keep their hips level into their front foot lift.
Managing your mind - With well-managed movements, your mind's "built-in response mechanism" keeps your throwing arm free to instantly respond to your lower body actions. Once your glove side triggers your foot plant, to get back in balance, your mind's "built-in response mechanism" instinctively pulls your throwing hand into release.  As a reflex, your throwing hand consistently moves through a tiny release window.
Journeymen pitchers let their minds manage them.
Your mind controls you - Your hip tilt forces 
your mind's "built-in response mechanism" to use your arms for balance.  Because you're using your throwing arm for balance, you delay your throwing arm into your release.  Your independent throwing arm action expands your release window, makes you miss your target over the plate too often and, in general, produces unacceptable results.
Your body may not care about how you keep yourself in balance, but, unless you care, you’re unnecessarily shortening your pitching career.

When, for no known reason, your worst pitches travel outside your body, ask me to turn your throwing arm balance into lower body balance.

L.A. "Skip" Fast
Independent Major League Pitching Coach
Pro Pitching Institute

   “My simple, yet extremely powerful, business rule: fix it once and move on!”

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