Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Command is a hardwired reaction.


As you complete your stride, to equalize gravity’s force, you use your legs to center your weight around your core.

Self-Coaching.


To completely bridge the gap between your best and worst outings, you need to become your own best Coach. With an understanding into gravity’s impact on your command, self-coaching becomes that much easier.

The way your body works.

  • Your body is hardwired to evenly distribute your weight around your body.
  • When an action creates a gravitational force on one side, your body spontaneously offsets the weight shift.
  • Your body doesn’t care about your pitch results, it only cares about eliminating any gravitational shifts.
  • Your body rotates around itself only when gravity becomes a non-issue.

Hopeful command.

When your moves straight down the mound ...
  • Your lower body precedes your upper body and, consequently, gravity pushes down on your upper body.
  • As you complete your stride, to equalize gravity’s force, you use your legs to center your weight around your core.
  • Once your body successfully distributes your weight around your core, your body has no reason to move and, accordingly, your throwing action becomes a separate conscious action.

By moving straight down the mound, you can only hope each pitch goes where you want with the movement you expect.

Unavoidably excellent command.

When your body rotates down the mound ...
  • Your lower and upper body remain vertically aligned, but gravity will push down on your core.
  • To stop gravity from being a factor, your stride stops your lower body rotation, but, when this happen, causes you to land your stride with a glove side weight shift.
  • To get your weight back to center, your body makes a throwing (re)action.

By rotating down the mound, your throwing (re)action allows each pitch to naturally travel into your target with the behavior you expect. 

Every “what” deserves a “how”.

Should your pitches not end up where you expect, on the Home Page of the Pro Pitching Institute we present the skills that’ll use gravity to challenge every hitter on every pitch.

No excuses, only reasons.

There’s no excuse for you not knowing how to use gravity to your advantage. Your first step to removing this tragic flaw is to pick up your cell phone, call “Skip” at 856-281-2596 and schedule your FREE 20-minute, Pro Pitching Institute Pitching Session.

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Skip Fast
Expert Pitching Coach
Professional Pitching Institute
E-Mail: skip@propitchinginstitute.com
Cell or Text: 856-281-2596

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