Do you want to know the #1 cause for most pitching mechanics flaws?
Yeah that’s right. Most mechanical flaws are Man-Made pitching disasters. The flaws that you see would never occurred had the pitcher not been introduced.
The body wants to match, it craves equal and opposite. It craves balance. (Why do you see the body moving equal and opposite when attempting to regain balance?
Because the #1 goal for the body is self preservation.
But, most of the pitching guru’s never discuss this do they?
So, go ahead and take a seat, slide on a thick skin and if you’re a pitching coach…
Just don’t take what I’m about to share with you personal.
This past week I had several of my professional clients enter the doors for yet another year of off-season training. And just like it is every single year, I assess and evaluate all the issues they’re facing and you want to know what?
Most of the issues are Man-Made.
Sure, you’d think these are pro guys, getting paid millions of dollars… “How do you suffer from the same issues as the 12-18 yr old amateurs?”
Easy… They have pitching coaches.
Let’s break this down before we go any further, deal?
I’ve written several times on my set of Universal Laws of Mechanics and if you missed them, here they are again..
Let’s start with Law #1 and #2: Inputs become Outputs- Intentions beget Actions.
Obviously this a broad category but the Inputs and Intentions I want to discuss today are
Intentions Beget Actions – Your body will organize itself according to it’s intent, right?
So, what if your intent is to…
Hmmm… let’s dig a little deeper into the last one.. deceleration and pronation.
Obviously, those teaching pronation and deceleration have never really thought about this.
Why else would they teach something that’s so detrimental without any factual evidence supporting their claims?
And while we are here let’s discuss how the body works as a system.
Let’s start here:
2. If I’m telling my arm to never cross the mid-line of the body, or else I could add additional stress… What do you think will happen?
Remember, Inputs Become Outputs!
And here’s some of the outputs (symptoms) you will see show up inside your delivery:
You see… Baseball is a rotational sport.
Connection is the transfer of energy and it’s not measured or evaluated based on still pics.
If so, there’s even more reason to believe why so many pitching mechanics flaws are man-made.
Momentum is instantaneous meaning once the chain of energy breaks, it will be forced to start back 0 Mph wherever the break-down occurred.
So, what ends up happening is this:
Here’s some common symptoms you may experience if you’ve been trained to decelerate or pronate:
And we both know what OVER-thinking leads to, don’t we?
It’s an entirely set of new Inputs that become their own Outputs.
Do you see these issues with the mechanics? Why do so many of these symptoms appear?
Because of Law #3 – Form follows Function!
Because the body is attempting to function based on the instructions/intentions that were INPUT into the body.
As I said, the body is a system
In the end, here’s what you need to know… Your results on the mound are a direct reflection of what you’re doing off the mound.
Everything affects everything.
Here’s what you need to consider:
So, in closing…
Inputs become Outputs: What you put into your body (instructions, drills, etc) will greatly influence the quality of the movement pattern or motor skill.
Intentions beget Actions: You can’t make a single move without it first originating from the brain.
And last but not least…
Please whatever you do, stay away from the pronation/deceleration teachings.
It’s a perfect example of Man-Made mechanics that do more harm than good.
In other words, mechanics are housed in the brain.
My advice to you…
Start with The Brain and you’ll find the Why behind most Man-Made mechanical issues.
If you’re a pitcher that’s been victimized by Man-Made Mechanics check out my December camp, I can help you!
Trust what you FEEL!