Tuesday, December 3, 2019

What’s your plan, man?


Ask me to use the powerful relationships between your movements (causes) and your corresponding reactions (effects) to unlock the invisible pathways proven to keep your pitching career moving in the right direction.

You can’t succeed without a plan

When you have a goal, but fail to have a plan, you make random and arbitrary decisions where every choice has a consequence and every consequence sends your results in a different direction.

In pitching, when you completely miss your target and you don’t have a plan, you’re going to make an arbitrary adjustment to your next pitch arm slot.

Ever wonder why your results vary so much? The answer is simple … It’s because you make changes on the fly and you don’t think through the long-term consequences of what you’re doing!

Alert - You don’t have time to put together a plan!


Now, a bit of disturbing news!  Should you be starting your plan from scratch, it’ll take you upwards of 10 years to come up with a decision tree that’ll produce the results you need to challenge the best hitters!

You don’t have the time to make an arbitrary adjustment, track the results, make a second adjustment, compare the results, make a third adjustment, compare every result and continue this process until you get the results you’re looking for.

You don’t have the time you need to do the physiological, neurological and psychological research that’ll make your decisions less arbitrary and more focused?

Building a plan is so time-consuming and such a back-breaking process that, by the time you have a workable plan, your pitching career will be nearing its end.

Does the program you follow have a viable plan?

Always better … With a productive pitching plan, occasionally, a single pitch will miss your target by a lot, but, overall, every adjustment you make gets you closer and closer to the results you want to see.

Never worse … If, when you make an adjustment, sometimes of your results are better and sometimes they’re worst, your plan has holes in it and, at some point, it’ll destroy your pitching career.

Want an MLB field-tested plan?

If the answer to this question is “yes”, you can ask me to use the powerful relationships between your movements (causes) and your corresponding reactions (effects) to unlock the invisible pathways proven to keep your pitching career moving in the right direction.
Want to achieve your pitching dreams? Contact me.

Skip Fast
“Winning Pitch Location Therapy©” Author and Coach
E-Mail: skip@propitchinginstitute.com
Cell or Text: 856-281-2596
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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

How much common sense goes into your pitching?


If you can’t find a Coach who knows how to use gravity to driver your results, virtually overnight, the common-sense decisions contained in the “Winning Pitch Location Strategy©” are guaranteed to take your throwing hand through the same productive release point on every pitch.

Common sense driven

Common sense tells you every action produces a predictable physical reaction.
  1. You take a step and your other arm moves back.
  2. You lean to the right and your left arm moves away from your body.
  3. You lift your leg and your weight ends up over your foot.
  4. You twist your shoulders and your hips follow.
  5. When you feel like you’re going to fall, your body keeps you safe.

Common sense tells you that, when you watch any pitching motion, all you see is a bunch of physical reactions.

Common sense prompts you to ask, “what movements will turn your final physical reaction into a sustainably productive throwing action?”

You answer this question with 2-common sense observations. First, the only true decision you make is where you place your feet. Second, just like walking a balance beam, gravity takes control of your physical reactions.

What is your pitching future?

Common sense tells you one last thing. Your pitching career is so short you need to control gravity now, not next season, not next month, not next week now.

To make this happen, common sense tells you you need a Coach who knows how to use gravity to your advantage.

Common sense measurements

All that matter is that the way you physically react to your movements delivers your pitch directly into your intended target.

If an angle fails to match a measurement appearing in some large sample, what does it matter as long as you challenge hitters to make solid contact with any pitch you throw?
Common sense tells you chasing any measurement other than location is a waste of time. Your time is better spent reinforcing and refining the movements proven to produce your physical throwing reaction.

Common sense coaching

If you can’t find a Coach who knows how to use gravity to driver your results, virtually overnight, the common-sense decisions contained in the “Winning Pitch Location Strategy©” are guaranteed to take your throwing hand through the same productive release point on every pitch.

Want to achieve your pitching dreams? Contact me.

Skip Fast
“Winning Pitch Location Strategy©” Coach and Mentor
E-Mail: skip@propitchinginstitute.com
Cell or Text: 856-281-2596
#ElitebyChoice

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

The Final Word on “Closed” and “Open” Front Shoulders.


A “closed front shoulder” is the least direct path to the pitching legacy you dream of having. However, virtually overnight, every movement we teach in the “Winning Pitch Location Strategy©” forces your “open front shoulder” to take your throwing hand through the same productive release point on every pitch.

Just so we’re on the same page

Command occurs when there’s an extremely high probability that your next pitch will go directly into your target. Command turns you into the-most-sought-after commodity in baseball.

Control occurs when there’s an elevated chance you’re going to throw a strike, but you really don’t know with any certainty where any one pitch will end up. Control makes you ordinary.

The birth of “a closed front shoulder”

You notice that, when you land your foot plant with an “open front shoulder”, you struggle to control your pitches.

You also note that, when you land your foot plant with a “closed front shoulder”, even though you’re not using your lower body, you do have more control over your pitches than with an “open front shoulder”.

Your conclusion becomes, to throw more strikes, to be more competitive, you must land your foot plant with a “closed front shoulder”.

When you decide to land your foot plant with a “closed front shoulder”, you’re settling for “control” and  continually searching for “command”.

Where does “command” come from?

“Command” comes from your lower body whipping your throwing hand into release, but ironically, to make this happen your foot plant must feature an “open front shoulder”.

To appreciate this, you must understand that your shoulders move your hips. You can demonstrate this for yourself by standing on one leg, flexing your back knee and twisting your shoulders. The instant your shoulders twist your hips rotate.

“Command” comes from your shoulders spinning your body into your foot plant. In the blink of an eye, the torque your lower body creates rockets up your core and into your throwing arm. Your throwing arm reacts with the whipping action that produces the sustainable “command” you’re forever searching to find.

Revisiting your “closed front shoulder”

Armed with this information, you now know that, when you land with a “closed front shoulder”, your lack of shoulder activity turns your lower body movement into an afterthought.

Consequently, with a “closed front shoulder”, the only thing you can do is throw the ball and, with your throwing arm working by itself, you can’t know where any one pitch will end up!

Discover “command”.

A “closed front shoulder” is the least direct path to the pitching legacy you dream of having. However, virtually overnight, every movement we teach in the “Winning Pitch Location Strategy©” forces your “open front shoulder” to take your throwing hand through the same productive release point on every pitch.
Want to achieve your pitching dreams? Contact me.

Skip Fast
“Winning Pitch Location Strategy©” Coach and Mentor
E-Mail: skip@propitchinginstitute.com
Cell or Text: 856-281-2596
#ElitebyChoice

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

How you’re innocently blocking your improvement?


Trial-and-error is the least direct path to the pitching legacy you dream of having. However, virtually overnight, every movement in the “Winning Pitch Location Strategy©” uses your one-leg posture to take your throwing hand through the same productive release point on every pitch.

What you know.

You spend a huge chunk your life with both feet touching the ground.
What you don’t realize is that your subconscious is continually monitoring your balance, constantly using your legs to balance your body and, when in balance, allows you to move anyway you want, anytime you want.

Because your subconscious makes your balance seem so natural and automatic, you come to believe you have complete control over your movements.

There are different rules when one foot comes off the ground.

When balanced on one foot, it’s easy to believe you have the same total control over your actions as you do on 2 feet, but this can’t be further from the truth.

When perched on one foot, to compensate for your other leg not being there to balance your body, your subconscious begins manipulating your arms, legs and torso.

Every time your subconscious goes into this balancing routine, you lose conscious control of your movements. Only when your subconscious senses your body is back in balance do you have the 2-legged control over your movements that you’re used to.

In  the process, by thinking you can move the same way with one foot on the ground as with two, you destroy your pitching results, shorten your pitching career and risk throwing arm distress.

Why you can’t succeed?

In theory, based upon the way you know your body works with both feet anchored on the ground, there seems to be no justifiable reason you can’t bring your throwing hand through the same productive release point on every pitch.

However, when you treat the way your body works on one-foot the same as with both feet, you complicate your results, never know where any one pitch will end up and make trial-and-error the foundation for any improvement you might see.

We teach success.

Trial-and-error is the least direct path to the pitching legacy you dream of having. However, virtually overnight, every movement in the “Winning Pitch Location Strategy©” uses your one-leg posture to take your throwing hand through the same productive release point on every pitch.
Want to achieve your pitching dreams? Contact me.

Skip Fast
“Winning Pitch Location Strategy©” Coach and Mentor
E-Mail: skip@propitchinginstitute.com
Cell or Text: 856-281-2596
#ElitebyChoice

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

What you don’t know that you need to know?



Trial-and-error isn’t the least direct path to the pitching legacy you dream of having. However, virtually overnight, every movement in the “Winning Pitch Location Strategy©” turns your pitching dream into an achievable reality.

Your body is driven to keep itself in balance.

It’s how and when you achieve your balance that determines your pitching legacy.

Understanding what you see.

When you stride, to complete your delivery, 3 things must happen.

First, your body uses your arms to offset your forward weight shift. Next, you complete your stride. 

Finally, your legs bring your weight back to center.

To the naked eye, it looks like, the instant your front foot makes contact with the ground, you immediately begin your throwing action.

The fact is that, because your unconscious mind works 50,000 times faster than you can think, you can’t physically complete your motion until your mind stops using your arms for balance.

Once your body doesn’t need your arms for balance, as a separate and unsupported action, you’re able to complete your delivery.

When you feel a productive throwing arm tempo, you locate your pitches. When you can’t find a rhythm, you can only hope your opponent helps you get through your outing.

What you want to do!

Location begins with balance. When your body is in balance, your arms are free to move the way you want.
Before you end your stride, your movements must signal your mind that your weight is centered between your knees.
From this balanced position, you open your front shoulder to your target. This simple action lets your upper body rotation activate your lower body, your lower body to force your stride and, to get your body back in balance, your stride to use your upper body to maximize your location, throwing arm speed and ball movement.
Instead of balance standing in the way of your location, you use your body’s hardwired circuits to bring your throwing hand through the same productive release window on every pitch.

What’s your pitching legacy?

Trial-and-error isn’t the least direct path to the pitching legacy you dream of having. However, virtually overnight, every movement in the “Winning Pitch Location Strategy©” turns your pitching dream into an achievable reality.
Want to achieve your pitching dreams? Contact me.

Skip Fast
“Winning Pitch Location Strategy©” Coach and Mentor
E-Mail: skip@propitchinginstitute.com
Cell or Text: 856-281-2596
#ElitebyChoice

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Your “Righting Reflexes” Determine Location

Every movement in the “Winning Pitch Location Strategy©” sends your “righting reflex” the right signals at the right time. Every movement builds upon the last until your “righting reflex” turns your pitching dream into an achievable reality.
Your “Righting Reflex” Controls Your Movements On and Off the Field 
Your body moves in a very orderly fashion. 
  • Your "Righting Reflex” Always Comes First.   Before you move, your “righting reflex” makes sure your body is in balance. 
    • There’s Stationary Balance - With both feet on the ground, your “righting reflex” coordinates your arm and leg movements until your weight is balanced over your base of support. 
    • You also have Single-Leg Balance - Anytime you go from two feet on the ground to one, your “righting reflex” centers your weight over your back-foot.  
    • Finally, there’s Moving Balance – Begin with one foot on the ground and move forward and, to maintain your balance, your “righting reflex” uses your opposing arm or leg to counter your forward movement. 
  • Your movement is always secondary. Only after your “righting reflex” senses your body is in balance can you consciously move the way you want. 
Therefore, with your “righting reflex” controlling your movements, the only way to move the way you want is to carefully plan your movements 

Your “Righting Reflex” and Your Pitching Results 
In pitching, consistent with the Pro Pitching Institute “Winning Pitch Location Strategy©your movement pattern ends with you knowing your “righting reflex” is going to bring your throwing hand through the same sustainable, extremely productive release window on every pitch 

With the “Winning Pitch Location Strategy©, when, on one pitch, you miss your target by an unacceptable distance, on the next pitch, you go back to the “Winning Pitch Location Strategy© movement sequence and watch your next pitch travel back into your intended target. 

Every movement in the “Winning Pitch Location Strategy©” sends your “righting reflex” the right signals at the right time. Every movement builds upon the last until your “righting reflex” turns your pitching dream into an achievable reality. 

The bottom-line, follow the “Winning Pitch Location Strategy©” and the “Winning Pitch Location Strategy© turns your “righting reflex” into the edge everyone is searching for. 

Want to use your “righting reflex” to you advantageContact me. 

Skip Fast “Winning Pitch Location Strategy©” Coach and Mentor E-Mail:skip@propitchinginstitute.com Cell or Text: 856-281-2596 
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