Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Human nature stands in the way of your greatness


Beginning with your next outing, the process featured on the ProPitchingInstitute.com web site helps you instantly deliver more pitches directly into your target, immediately shrink your target area and, over time, turn you into the Pitcher others want to copy.

Human nature says you want to do well

The easiest way to do well is to find a good Pitcher and recreate his results.

To duplicate his results, you see what the Pitcher does and then try to make your movements look the same as the Pitcher you’re trying to copy.

No matter how many bullpen hours you spend working on your motion, no matter how much time you spend comparing videos, you can’t seem to get your results to match the Pitcher you’re trying to copy.

Even in failure, you stick with your decision to copy someone

You want so much for your decision to copy someone to be right that you literally feel intense excitement and happiness every time you see a pitch travel directly into your target.

Seems logical, but, sadly, instead of getting upset over any pitch missing your target by a lot, you dismiss your worst pitches and live for your next good result.

With a laser focus on your best results, you never find the reason your worst misses end up where they end up and you never improve the ratio of good pitches over bad.

Let your worst misses continue long enough and, eventually, you’re driven to copy a new Pitcher and start this process all over again or you find a “Plan B”.

Successful “Plan B’s” contain these elements

When you develop your “Plan B”, ask yourself these questions.
  1. Since every part of your body always reacts to every other part, how will your body respond to any change in movement?
  2. More importantly, how will any change impact your throwing arm path and the size of your release window?
  3. Are the results produced by any one change sustainable over the next 10-days? 10-weeks? 10-months?

No doubt, developing a great “Plan B” takes a lot of work and isn’t easy, but following this path is the only way to outperform any Pitcher not willing to make this sacrifice.

An instant “Plan B”!!!

The progression featured on the ProPitchingInstitute.com web site presents a “Plan B” you can begin executing today! Beginning with your next outing, the process featured on the ProPitchingInstitute.com web site helps you instantly deliver more pitches directly into your target, immediately shrink your target area and, over time, turn you into the Pitcher others want to copy.

Know another Pitcher struggling to achieve their pitching dreams, make sure to tell them about the  ProPitchingInstitute.com.

Skip Fast
Freelance Professional Pitching Coach
E-Mail: skip@propitchinginstitute.com
Cell or Text: 856-281-2596
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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

How do you pitch a gem every time you take the mound?


When you remain focused how your starting position routine impacts your center line as you start your motion, more and more people will recognize you for the artist you are!

Show your Team you have a routine that’ll keep them close enough to win every time you take the mound and your competitive pitching career is secure.

How do you keep your Team close enough to win?

You maintain a laser-focus on your starting position and here’s why?
  1. Your ability to keep your Team close enough to win measures the size of your release window.
  2. Your release window is a product of your center line tilt.
  3. Your center line tilt defines your weight distribution as you come out of your starting position.

Bottom-line … your center line tilt as you come out of your starting position determines whether you control the game or the game controls you.

What kind of picture does your starting position paint?

Consider your center line tilt out of your starting position as a brush stroke. Just the way combinations of brush strokes paint a picture, your combined starting positions also paint a picture.
Both are about the result.
  • Painting - Only you see the individual brush strokes, but onlookers see the entire picture.
  • Pitching - You understand the impact your starting position has on your performance, but when you take the mound, people only see whether you’re keeping your Team close enough to win.

When you remain focused on how your starting position impacts your center line, more and more people will recognize you for taking the art of pitching to its next level.

Realize more masterful outings.

The progression featured on the ProPitchingInstitute.com web site presents a starting position routine proven to generate a masterpiece every time you take the mound.

Know another Pitcher struggling to achieve their pitching dreams, make sure to tell them about the  ProPitchingInstitute.com.

Skip Fast
Freelance Professional Pitching Coach
E-Mail: skip@propitchinginstitute.com
Cell or Text: 856-281-2596
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Thursday, August 1, 2019

Pitching: Use Your Center Line to Predict Your Results


The progression featured on the ProPitchingInstitute.com web site teaches you how to get/keep your center line in a vertical position that’ll generate the very productive and extremely sustainable release window you need to be competitive at the highest levels.

Your center lines.
Your center line begins at your belly button and ends at your nose.
  • Your mind demands you keep or get your center line in a vertical position.

Your throwing actions.
  • Your throwing action always begins with your front shoulder revolving around your head.
  • Only when  your center line is vertical will your mind let you open your front shoulder toward your target.

Ending your front leg lift with a vertical center line

  • Orientation – By ending your  front leg lift with a vertical center line, you’re able to open your front shoulder to your target.
  • Throwing action – Your foot plant forces your entire body to spin around your center line.
  • Release window – Your foot plant automatically brings your throwing hand through an extremely productive release window.
  • Results – You use your entire body to deliver the ball into the strike zone.
  • Teachability – Teaching you how to slide your vertical center line down the mound is a very teachable progression.


Ending your front leg lift with a tilted center line

  • Orientation – By ending your front leg lift with a tilted center line, you force your body to do what’s needed to get your center line back to vertical.
  • Throwing action – Your shoulders spin around your center line.
  • Results – You results are driven on the “hope” your ball goes where you want and shows the movement you expect.
  • Teachability – There’s no teaching to be done here. Your results are based upon your athletic ability and your degree of eye-to-hand coordination.


Efficient center line management.

The progression featured on the ProPitchingInstitute.com web site teaches you how to get/keep your center line in a vertical position, use your entire body to throw through your target and generate the very productive and extremely sustainable release window you need to be competitive at the highest levels.

Know another Pitcher struggling to achieve their pitching dreams, make sure to tell them about the  ProPitchingInstitute.com.

Skip Fast
Freelance Professional Pitching Coach
E-Mail: skip@propitchinginstitute.com
Cell or Text: 856-281-2596
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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Pitching: Combining the Biological with the Physical


The progression featured on the ProPitchingInstitute.com web site mirrors this final scenario. You end front leg lift with your weight (the marble) in the same position as it was before your front foot left the ground and, by throwing through your target, gravity brings your throwing hand through a very productive and extremely sustainable release window.

Understanding physical balance.

To demonstrate your body’s drive to stay in balance, picture a bowl and a marble.
Gravity positions the marble at the bottom of the bowl. Every time you move the marble away from this position gravity always returns the marble to the bowl’s center of balance.
When you lift one side of the bowl, gravity moves the marble to a different position within the bowl. When you bring the bowl back to level, the marble moves back to the bowl’s center of balance.

Understanding biological balance.

Obviously, your body is more reactive than a couple of inanimate objects like the bowl and marble, but, surprisingly, your inner ear gets your body to act very much like the ball and bowl.

Your inner ear constantly monitors gravity’s impact of your body. To keep your weight (the marble) centered between your feet (the bowl), your inner ear automatically rearranges your arm, legs and torso positions.

Understanding balance and your front leg lift.

The instant your front foot comes off the ground your inner ear interprets gravity’s impact on your body.

Your inner ear positions your weight (the marble) over your back foot (a small bowl).

Ending your front leg lift with your weight directly over your back foot ends your front leg lift in an unstable, yet balanced, position. To move out of this less-than-stable position, you forced to create a controlled free fall.

Your free fall triggers your inner ear to use your throwing arm to get your body back in balance. Let this happen and you never know where any one pitch ends up?

Efficient gravity management.

There is one other bowl and marble option that creates movement while the marble stays in the center of the bowl. You rotate the bowl around the marble.

The progression featured on the ProPitchingInstitute.com web site mirrors this final scenario. You end front leg lift with your weight (the marble) in the same position as it was before your front foot left the ground and, by throwing through your target, gravity brings your throwing hand through a very productive and extremely sustainable release window.

By using your body to mimic nature’s physical rules, you expect to throw strikes!

Know another Pitchers struggling to achieve their pitching dreams, then make sure to tell them about the  ProPitchingInstitute.com.

Skip Fast
Freelance Professional Pitching Coach
E-Mail: skip@propitchinginstitute.com
Cell or Text: 856-281-2596
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Tuesday, July 16, 2019


You need gravity to stabilize your body by forcing your throwing arm action to travel through the same tiny release window on every pitch.

Anytime your weight shifts, your mind quickly picks up gravity’s threat to your stability and makes the necessary adjustments proven to bring your weight back to center.

Hoping” you do well
In your current pitching motion, 2 weight shifts invite gravity to control your movements.

1. With your current foot placements, gravity ends your front leg lift with your weight centered over your back foot.

(With your weight centered over your back foot, gravity forces you to shift your weight toward your target.)

2.When you shift your weight toward your target, gravity uses your throwing arm to stabilize your foot plant.

A balanced foot plant means there’s no physical reason for your throwing arm to deliver the ball into your target. That said, your throwing action becomes a separate movement and you can only “hope” the ball goes where you want?

“Expecting” to do well

The simple front leg lift presented on the ProPitchingInstitute.com web site whips your throwing hand through the same tiny release window on every pitch.

When you expect to deliver every pitch into your intended target, gravity uses your throwing arm action to get your body back in balance.

1.  Your foot placements neutralize any weight shifts into your front leg lift.

2. From the top of your front leg lift, you use a throwing action to trigger a lower body rotation.

3. Your lower body rotation forces a foot plant that gives gravity the same message on every pitch … use your throwing arm action to get your body back in balance.

Gravity stabilizes your body by forcing your throwing arm action to travel through the same tiny release window on every pitch.

Want to jump-start your pitching future?

The ProPitchingInstitute.com recommendations are guaranteed to replace the “hope” you have that your ball travels into the strike zone with the “expectation” your ball will travel into the strike zone.
 
Know another Pitchers struggling to achieve their pitching dreams, then make sure to tell them about the  ProPitchingInstitute.com.

Skip Fast
Freelance Professional Pitching Coach
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Cell or Text: 856-281-2596
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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Become a superior pitching force.

By using gravity to deliver each pitch into your intended target, you show recruiters one synchronized delivery that evaluators always dream they’ll find.

Truth be told, your motion looks the same as everyone else. There’s nothing within your motion that’ll tell any recruiter they can’t live another day without having you on their roster. 

Just like everyone else, you move down the mound, you land in your “power position” and your lower body involvement is your throwing arm pulling your back hip forward. 

Just like everyone else, you have no idea where any pitch is going to end up, your stats are inflated by hitters who are still learning to hit failing to drive your misses and the only thing driving your success is your ability to overcome your failures. 

Distinguishing yourself boils down to your coaching 
Have you ever considered how every pitching coach focuses on your movements as you move down the mound and never stresses your body position at the top your front leg lift? 

Think about how ...  Your body works as a single unit where your mind reads how gravity impacts your stability and, based upon the instability your actions present, knows which one of a thousand movement patterns will instantaneously stabilize your body. 

When you think in these terms, you realize ... 
Your foot placements determine your stability at the top of your front leg lift and your front leg lift stability sets the stage for the torso alignment, throwing arm path and stride length combinations that ultimately dictate your pitch release window. 

Finally, know this...  There is ONE AND ONLY ONE front leg lift position guaranteed to use JUST your throwing arm action to stabilize your body which, by plan, forces gravity to bring your throwing hand through the same release window on every pitch. 

To get into this ONE AND ONLY front leg lift position, you ...  1. Place your feet one baseball width apart. 2. Flex your knees and then place your back knee over the little toes on your back foot. 3. Lift your front knee up to and in line with your front shoulder. 4. Once you complete your front leg lift, throw the ball “through”, not “to”, your target. 

These 4 simple movements represent a very manageable coaching alternative that, by forcing gravity to use your throwing arm action to quickly (enhanced velocity) and efficiently (sustainability) stabilize your body, uses your lower body to throw strikes. 

Attracting attention! 
By using gravity to deliver each pitch into your intended target, you show recruiters one synchronized delivery that evaluators always dream they’ll find. 

You can waste your pitching career “hoping” to attract attention or you can use the 4 simple skills presented© to attract high-level talent evaluators.  

To jump-start your pitching future, visit the ProPitchingInstitute.com web site. 

Skip Fast Freelance Professional Pitching Coach  E-Mail:skip@propitchinginstitute.com Cell or Text: 856-281-2596 
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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

How would you do against better hitters?


To see dominant results at the next level, you need to know how to use gravity to produce superior location, later ball movement and the perception of a fastball arm speed to keep every hitter from driving your pitches.

Anytime you deliver the ball directly into a target placed in an unhittable spot with late movement and with an arm speed that makes the pitch look like a fast ball, your opponent will struggle to make solid contact with the pitch.

How often do you miss your target over the plate?

Mature hitters wait for you to miss your target over the plate.
When, as you move down the mound, gravity uses your throwing arm to offset your forward movement, your release window changes from one pitch to the next and the likelihood you miss your target over the plate increases.

When gravity ends your delivery by using your throwing arm action to stabilize your body, gravity brings your throwing hand through the same tiny release window on every pitch and you’re less likely to miss your target over the plate.

How much late ball movement does each pitch produce?

To dominate, you want your opponent to think the ball will be in one location when it always ends up in a completely different location.

The more energy your throwing arm puts into every pitch, the later the ball movement.

When you land in a balanced “power position”, the energy you direct into each pitch comes from your upper body. When you use gravity to whip your throwing hand into release, you increase your throwing arm speed which creates the late ball movement that’ll challenge any hitter to make solid contact with the ball.

Do you always display fastball arm speed?

To dominate, you change your grip, you change your release and you show your opponent a fastball arm speed on every pitch. Do this and you challenge every hitter to make solid contact with each pitch.

When you land in a balance “power position”, based upon the pitch called, your arm speed will change. The change may be slight, but, to a mature hitter, even a marginal arm speed change is noticeable and enough for the hitter to know how to do some damage.

When gravity uses your throwing arm action to stabilize your body, no matter the pitch called or the hitter’s maturity, your opponent always thinks a fastball is coming.

Stats and isolated performances produce false reads.

Good stats and superior performances are great, but to see these same results at the next level, you need to know how to use gravity to produce superior location, later ball movement and the perception of a fastball arm speed to keep every hitter off-balance on every pitch.

You can spend years trying to do this or you can use the freely available recommendations© at the ProPitchingInstitute.com to make this happen literally overnight.

Tell a friend! Have a friend whose release window changes from one pitch to the next? Make sure to tell them about the Pro Pitching Institute.

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

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Overnight Command


When you know how to let gravity drive each pitch into your intended target, you confidently challenge mature hitters to make solid contact with each and every pitch your throw.

How you manage gravity shapes your results

Have you ever considered that your body is an interconnected system where your mind reads gravity’s impact on your body and knows to pick a movement combination that’ll get your body back in balance in the quickest and most efficient way?

Now consider this … gravity uses your foot placements to determine your body position at the top of your front leg lift, then gravity uses your front leg lift position to decide which one of hundreds of thousands of movement sequences it needs to get your body back in balance.

Hundreds of thousands of foot placements cause gravity to end your front leg lift with your weight over your back foot, but there is ONE AND ONLY ONE foot placement variation that ends your front leg lift with your weight centered between your knees.


That’s where the Pro Pitching Institute adds value.


Best case scenario.
When you end your front leg lift with your weight centered between your knees and then literally try to throw the ball through your receiver’s target, you guarantee gravity uses your throwing arm action to get your body back in balance.

By plan, gravity brings your throwing hand through the same tiny release window on every pitch you throw.

When you know how to let gravity drive each pitch into your intended target, you confidently cancel out patience as a hitter’s tool and find yourself challenging even the most mature hitters to make solid contact with each and every pitch you throw.

What typically happens.
By ending your front leg lift with your weight over your back foot, every gravity-driven movement pattern ends in a “power position” (feet on the ground and your weight centered between your feet).

Since your “power position” represents a balanced posture, your throwing arm is free to move anyway you want. Therefore, you’re able to use your last pitch results to determine your next pitch arm slot.

Since the arm slot you want will always conflict with the way gravity reads your “power position” body alignment, your ball rarely ends up where you want.

When your pitching plan revolves around your last pitch results determining your next pitch arm slot, you can only hope to be competitive against extra patient and more mature hitters.


The Pro Pitching Institute Teaches Command

You can spend years trying to discover the footwork that’ll end your front leg lift with your weight centered between your knees or you can use the ProPitchingInstitute.com “Building Blocks” to make this happen literally overnight.

Tell a friend! Have a friend whose release window changes from one pitch to the next? Make sure to tell them about the Pro Pitching Institute.

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

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