Tuesday, October 15, 2019

How your location impacts your throwing arm health?

When you follow our “Winning Pitch Location Strategy©”, you end your stride with your shoulders and hips open to your target and, by doing this, you turn your throwing action into a naturally healthy and location-producing reaction.

Your shoulder and hip alignments at foot plant determine whether you expect your ball to travel into your target or hope your ball go where you want. 

The first option means your throwing arm is injury resistant. The latter makes you very injury prone.

At foot plant, your shoulders and hips are open

When you land your foot plant with your hips more open to your target than your shoulders, your body has no choice but to use your throwing action to realign your shoulders over your hips1.1.. 

Because your throwing action is a natural reaction1.2., your free and easy motion delivers every pitch directly into your target without doing any damage to your throwing arm ligaments.

Notes:
1.1. Your body wants to keep your hips and shoulders over one another.
1.2. Let your shoulders face in one direction and your hips in another, before you can think about moving any body part, your body automatically and instinctively uses your far arm (throwing arm) to realign your hips and shoulders.

At foot plant, your shoulders and hips are closed

When you land your foot plant with your shoulders and hips closed, your front toe will be pointing toward your target.

Your front toe pointing toward your target commands your body to open your hips2.1..

Your front toe opening your hips and prompts your shoulders to begin their realignment process2.2.. Your realigning process begins of your throwing action.

Notes:
2.1. Every movements alters your shoulder/hip alignments.
2.2 As soon as you move, your body instantly works to realign your shoulders and hips.
2.3. You interrupt this realignment process and small ligament tears and fraying begin to form in your far arm (throwing arm).
Here’s your problem your front-toe-generated hip rotation determines your body’s natural arm slot2.2.. When your natural arm slot fails to produce the results you need to be competitive, to produce more acceptable results, you interrupt your natural alignment process2.3. Changing your natural arm slot2.3. begins generating the small throwing arm ligament tears and fraying that makes you extremely injury prone.

Injury resistant throwing action are here!

When you follow our “Winning Pitch Location Strategy©”, you end your stride with your shoulders and hips open to your target and, by doing this, you turn your throwing action into a naturally healthy and location-producing reaction.

Want to know more? Contact 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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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

How Your Stride Impacts Your Pitch Location?

When you follow our “Winning Pitch Location Strategy©”, you spin out of your front leg lift, use much less effort to produce better results and put yourself on track to surpass your wildest pitching dreams.

Strides that corrupt location

The way your body works … When you walk, one leg moves forward and the arm on the opposite side moves back. Also, once you take a step, you can’t take another step until both feet are firmly planted on the ground.

When pitching, end your front leg lift with your weight centered over your back foot and, to move toward your target, you’re forced to stride.  When you stride, just like when you walk, your body uses your throwing arm to offset your stride.

As soon as your throwing arm moves behind your body, your throwing action begins from random positions. Even worse, anytime there’s a one-inch difference in starting points from one pitch to the next, you expand your target area by seven inches.

Therefore, when you stride, your arbitrary throwing arm paths mean you never really know where any one pitch will end up?

Not striding creates location

The way your body works … When an ice skater comes out of a spin, the skater’s far arm automatically swings around their body. With the same spin rate, the instant the skater’s foot stops their spin, their body whips their far side hand through the same spot every time.

When pitching, end your front leg lift with your weight centered just in front of your back foot and you’ll be able to spin down the mound. Much like a skater, your body responds with two entirely spontaneous, location-producing reactions.
  • First, your body’s urge to keep you from hurting yourself forces your front foot back on the ground.
  • Second, your front foot hitting the ground stops your spin, whips your throwing arm around your body and drives your throwing hand through the same productive release point on every pitch.

In a nutshell, your location begins with your front leg lift, moves into a spin and ends with you knowing each pitch will end up where you expect.

Don’t Stride, Locate.

When you follow our “Winning Pitch Location Strategy©”, you spin out of your front leg lift, use much less effort to produce better results and put yourself on track to surpass your wildest pitching dreams.

Want to know more? Contact 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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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Stop grinding and start shining!

By following our copyrighted pitch location protocol, the Pro Pitching Institute shows you how to send your inner ear the right messages, keep your throwing arm free to respond to your lower body and force you to deliver every pitch into your target.

Your inner ear determines your location

Your inner ear is responsible for your balance. Your movements send signals to your inner ear. Your inner ear then tells your body what it needs to do to keep you in balance.

You continue to grind when, as you move down the mound, your inner ear uses your throwing arm to balance your body.

You stop grinding when, coming into your foot plant, your inner ear keeps your throwing arm free to respond to your lower body activity.

What is your “inner ear” measuring?

Anytime your nose stays over your bellybutton your inner ear won’t use your throwing arm for balance.

You stop grinding when you come into your foot plant with your nose over your bellybutton. From this position, your inner ear frees your throwing arm to respond to your lower body. At foot plant, to get your body back in balance, your inner ear dictates you make a throwing action where your ball will automatically travel directly into your intended target.

You continue to grind when you come into your foot plant with an upper body tilt. When this happens, at foot plant, your inner ear uses your legs to bring your upper body back to vertical. With a vertical core, your body is in balance. Once in balance, your inner ear frees your throwing arm to complete your motion and, consequently, your throwing action becomes an unsupported, independent action.

The right adjustment at the right time

How and when you adjust your movements changes the signals you send to your inner ear.

You continue to grind when, as you move into your foot plant, your new movements fail to bring your nose over your bellybutton, but there can be some good news. When your adjustments bring your nose/bellybutton closer to vertical into your foot plant, your inner ear won’t use your throwing arm as much for balance and your target area will shrink.

You stop grinding when, coming into your foot plant, your change brings your nose over your bellybutton. Do this and you spontaneously reduce your target area to the size of your receiver’s glove.

Pro Pitching Institute Pitchers don’t grind

By following our copyrighted pitch location protocol, the Pro Pitching Institute shows you how to send your inner ear the right messages, keep your throwing arm free to respond to your lower body and force you to deliver every pitch into your target.

Contact us to find out more.

Skip Fast
Teaching Pitching Coaches How to Teach Pitch Location
E-Mail: skip@propitchinginstitute.com
Cell or Text: 856-281-2596
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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

“Untrained” Pitching Coaches Block Progress


With every adjustment, a Location Specialist following the PPI Location Protocol© quickly improves the ratio of the Student’s total pitches traveling into their intended target.

Pitching contains a tragic failure loop.

Pitching Coaches drive Pitchers to self-coaching and self-coaching drives Pitchers to Pitching Coaches.

This makes the simple task of a Pitcher bringing his throwing hand through the same sustainable and highly effective release window almost impossible.

Self-Coached Pitchers

Self-Coached Pitchers …
  • Understand how their body works,
  • Feel how their body reacts to itself and
  • Have a natural process that has them adjusting their next pitch results to how they felt themselves move during their last pitch.

Self-Coached Pitchers continue this process until their location is as competitive as they feel their results need to be.

When the Pitcher’s self-adjustments don’t work, these Self-Coached Pitchers seek out a Pitching Coach.

Pitching Coaches

Pitching Coaches are “anointed”.

When someone believes an individual can revive or energize another person’s pitching results, the individual is officially “anointed” as a Pitching Coach. Sadly, no formal training is required!

“Anointed” Pitching Coaches …
  • See the way their Pitcher’s body move,
  • Relates what they see to how they want the Pitcher’s delivery to look and
  • After comparing what they see to what they think is right, the Pitching Coach asks their Student to make a seemingly random adjustment to their last motion.

When a Pitching Coach’s efforts don’t produce the results the Pitcher expects, the Pitcher either goes into self-coaching mode or finds another Pitching Coach. Ironically, the new Pitching Coach gives their Pitcher’s a fresh set of self-coaching goals. When these goals don’t work, the Pitcher looks for yet another Coach to boost their results.

Pro Pitching Institute (PPI) Trained Location Specialists

PPI Location Specialists follow a copyrighted pitch location protocol. The PPI process trains Location Specialists to …
  • Know how their Pitcher’s body works,
  • Understand how their Pitcher’s body reacts to itself and
  • Combine the above with a systematic process proven to get their Student’s throwing hand to come through the same release window on every pitch.

With every adjustment, a Location Specialist following the PPI Location Protocol© quickly improves the ratio of the Student’s total pitches traveling into their intended target.

Want to become a more effective Coach or Pitcher?

The PPI teaches ‘anointed’ Pitching Coaches how to teach their pitching Students to deliver each pitch into their intended target.

The PPI also uses the same location protocol to teach individual Pitchers to far exceed their wildest pitching dreams.

If either of these options would improve your coaching skills or your pitching results, you’re invited to contact “Skip Fast for next steps.

Skip Fast
Teaching Pitching Coaches How to Teach Pitch Location
E-Mail: skip@propitchinginstitute.com
Cell or Text: 856-281-2596
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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Win the pitching game within the game


When you know the rules and have the winning strategy, you win all the time!!!

No matter the game, unless you know the rules, you’re not going to win.

Pitching is no different. When you “try” or “hope” to win at pitching, you don’t know the rules, won’t locate the ball and, very quickly, can’t find roster spots.

What are the rules?
When you know the rules and have the winning strategy, you win all the time!!!


The rules for maximizing your velocity/throwing arm speed
The physical laws of nature dictate you maximize your throwing arm speed by getting your lower body to whip your throwing arm into release.

The rules for improving location
The only way to improve your location is to focus on and understand gravity’s impact on your positions and movements. By doing this, gravity won’t need your throwing arm for balance and, consequently, your lower body can whip your throwing hand through the same release window on every pitch.

The rules to making effective adjustments
Changes within your front leg lift are the only changes you should make. The signals your front leg lift sends to your brain determines your throwing arm path. When you fail to manage your front leg lift, you can only “try” and “hope” to do better?

How do you know you’re winning?

You’re winning when, with each adjustment, you ……
  • Improve your throwing arm speed while you see your worst misses consistently finish closer to your target.
  • End your front leg lift with your weight pounding down on a spot just in front of your back foot.
  • Instantly enhance your strike-to-ball ratio.

Bottom-line, you’re winning when you try less and succeed more!

 Stop trying and start doing

Change your current mindset and you’re guaranteed to attract next-level attention right now!

Velocity
Stop trying to maximize your velocity. Instead, use gravity to your advantage, keep your arms uninvolved with your balance and, as you come out of your starting position, make sure to engage your lower body.

Location
Stop using your last pitch result to drive your next-pitch arm slot. Instead, develop a process where, without aiming, you know your pitches have a greater chance to travel directly into your intended target.

Adjustments
Stop trying to change your actions as you move down the mound. Instead, manage your results through your positions/movements into your front leg lift.

Stop searching for a way to win the pitching game!

The progression featured on the ProPitchingInstitute.com web site obeys the rules of the pitching game, shortens your learning curve and, without hurting what you do so well, instantly improves your pitch location.

If, after you use this progression for a couple of weeks, you don’t find yourself throwing more strikes, I'll do two things.
  • First, I’ll waive the monthly $15 fee an outsider pays for my professional guidance and,
  • Second, I’ll use what you send me to personalize a program that’ll fix the roadblocks standing in the way of you throwing more strikes.

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

Skip Fast
Freelance Professional Pitch Location Specialist 
E-Mail: skip@propitchinginstitute.com
Cell or Text: 856-281-2596
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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Your next 10,000 motions determine your future


You force your mind to process a specific posture/movement combination into your leg lift and the chances you bring your throwing hand through the same release window on every pitch dramatically increase.

Everything in pitching is black and white

Your mind constantly monitors your posture and movement patterns. Your mind makes sure you respond to a specific posture and movement pattern in a very specific and very predictable way.

This predictability lets you use your positions and movement patterns to turn your throwing action into a highly efficient and very sustainable response.

How to develop sustainable location?

You force your mind to process a specific posture/movement combination that’s proven to bring your throwing hand through the same release window every time you throw a pitch.

You rehearse these same postures and movement patterns 10,000 times and you’ll come to expect every pitch to travel directly into your target.

Your process becomes such a habit that you become THE Pitcher who, every time you take the mound, keeps their Team close enough to win.

How do you recognize this ONE process?

When you find your ONE process, your ball travels directly into your intended target without the receiver’s glove moving.  Again, it’s black and white. Either your pitches go where you want or they don’t!

You’ve found your ONE process when, on one pitch, you miss your target by an unacceptable distance and throw the next pitch directly into your target over 75% of the time.

Anything less than achieving these measurements will compromise your next pitch location and will shorten your pitching future.

How do you find the ONE process that works for you?

You find the ONE process to practice 10,000 times by systematically eliminating your worst misses.

Anytime you miss your target by an unacceptable distance, you find the position/movement pattern breakdown and fix it.

When a Pitcher asks a knowledgeable source for help, finding the ONE process happens very quickly.

When a Pitcher associates themselves with someone unfamiliar with the way the body works, finding the ONE process becomes a long and frustrating pursuit.

How are you going to use your next 10,000 pitches?

The progression featured on the ProPitchingInstitute.com web site gets you very close to the ONE process you want to practice 10,000 times, shrinks your release window and teaches you how to follow any poor outcome with a pitch that travels directly into your target.

If, after you use this progression for a couple of weeks, you don’t find yourself throwing more strikes, I'll do two things.

·     First, I’ll waive the monthly $15 fee an outsider pays for my professional guidance and,
·         Second, I’ll use what you send me to personalize a program that’ll fix the roadblocks standing in the way of you throwing more strikes.


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
#ElitebyChoice

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

No Conflicts, Better Results!


To maximize your strike-to-ball ration, you open your front shoulder to your target, your body spins down the mound and, by plan, to stop from hurting yourself, your throwing hand comes through the same release window on every pitch.

How Your Mind Works?

Your brain is built to protect you from injury.

Without thinking about it, your mind makes sure your body is always in balance, your arms are free to react to any threats and you’re able to move any way you want.

Standing Positions Say It All

A Typical Standing Position
Let’s pretend you stop to talk to someone.

Without thinking about it, you place your feet a comfortable distance apart and you center your weight between your feet.

Your body wants to feel your weight centered between your feet, you’re stable, your arms are free to respond to any danger, and, should it be needed, you can quickly move in any direction.

Standing with Your Legs Crisscrossed
From experience, you know standing with your legs crossed means, to keep from falling, your arms react to the slightest weight shift.

Standing with Your Legs Far Apart
Position your feet outside your shoulders and your arms are free to move anyway you want, you’re stable, but your mobility is limited.

But You Start Your Motion on One Foot?

For the first time anywhere, we present this reality; When perched on one foot, your mind substitutes your knees for your feet.

No Conflict … Knee Separation
By ending your front leg lift with a separation between your knees, your mind naturally stabilizes your weight between your knees and, consequently, keeps your arms free to move the way you want. 
Once your front leg reaches its highest point, the slightest arm action causes your body to move.

To begin your delivery, you open your front shoulder to your target. As a result, your body spins down the mound and, by plan, to stop from hurting yourself, your throwing arm instantly makes a throwing action and your throwing hand comes through the same release window on every pitch.

Conflicts … No Separation between Your Knees
When you end your front leg lift with your front knee even with or behind your back, your mind instinctively centers your weight over your back foot. You’re able to move your arms, but, as you do, your body stays in place.

To begin your delivery, you must shift your weight toward your target. Only when your front foot gets back on the ground does your body stop using your throwing arm for balance. As a consequence, you reduce the chance your throwing arm comes through the same release window from one pitch to the next.

The Pro Pitching Institute eliminates your conflicts!!!

The progression featured on the ProPitchingInstitute.com web site uses your body’s natural tendencies to maximize your ball-to-strike ratio.

If, after you use this progression for a couple of weeks, you don’t find yourself throwing more strikes, I'll do two things.
  • First, I’ll waive the monthly $15 fee an outsider pays for my professional guidance and,
  • Second, I’ll use what you send me to personalize a program that’ll fix the roadblocks standing in the way of you throwing more strikes.

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
#ElitebyChoice

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Maximizing your strike-to-ball ratio is a double-edged sword.

When you begin trusting your first few pitches after an adjustment, you stop wasting your time and quickly find yourself throwing more strikes than ever.

You have a goal and your body also has a goal. 
  • Your goal is to throw strikes at will. 
  • Your body’s mission is to keep your “center line” (the imaginary line running from your nose to your belly button) upright. 
Until your body’s mission satisfies your pitching needs, you’ll struggle to maximize your ball-to-strike ratio. 

What connects these two goals? 
The connective tissue between the two are the undeniable physical, psychological and physiological rules of nature. 

Physical  These are the forces impacting your body. 
  1. Gravity determines your center line angles. 
  2. When you twist around your center line and your foot plant stops your rotation, the torque you create whips your throwing arm into release. 
Physiological – Your body’s normal functions. 
  1. Your mind is driven to keep your center line upright and balanced between your feet. 
  2. When you pivot around your center line, your mind instantly and quickly works to reposition your shoulders over your hips. 
Psychological – Your mind responds to your physical state. 
  1. Your mind works 50,000 times faster than you can think. 
  2. While your brain works to balance your body, you lose control of your movements. 
How do you use these factors to maximize your ball-to-strike ratio? 
When you make the right adjustment and your new movement is in synch with the rules of nature, your center line tilts less. 

This means ...  
  • When an adjustment is the right adjustment, over your next 3 pitches, your reduced center line tilt means less effort and more strikes. 
  • When an adjustment isn’t right, your unacceptable results remain unacceptable and serve notice that this adjustment isn’t going to improve your ball-to-strike ratio? 
When you begin trusting your first few pitches after an adjustment, you stop wasting your time and quickly find yourself throwing more strikes than ever. 

The Pro Pitching Institute cuts through the noise and distractions!!! 
The progression featured on the ProPitchingInstitute.com web site uses the Laws of Nature to teach you how to maximize your ball-to-strike ratio 

If, after you use this progression for a couple of weeks, you don’t find yourself throwing more strikes, I'll do two things. 
  1. First, I’ll waive the monthly $15 fee an outsider pays for my professional guidance and, 
  2. Second, I’ll use what you send me to personalize a program that’ll fix the roadblocks standing in the way of you throwing more strikes. 
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 
#ElitebyChoice 

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