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

Copyright © 2019

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

Copyright © 2019