Consistency is the Secret
Over the years training at driveline I’ve noticed it’s not always the “hardest” working guys, but the most consistent trainees that end up with the most success. https://t.co/gUnTP4oVjq
— Cole Uvila (@ColeUvila) January 10, 2021
Everyone wants the secret, the hot tip, the one thing that's going to unleash greatness upon them
Sadly, this doesn't exist. There is no one thing but rather a series of things done over a period of time consistently
To whatever extint I have been successful at anything it can be contributed stubborn consistency.
Doing things over and over that people said I couldn't or shouldn't do. Maybe this is what drove the consistency. Whatever works for you, building a body of work overtime is the number one thing.
Summary: when are your wrists in their impact position?
If they are still not in position but your barrel is in the zone, do you think that’s optimal? https://t.co/goxn51FnC0
— Mark Spencer 😀 #MasksOptional (@TheDataCage) January 9, 2021
Recently I picked up a HackMotion wrist sensor. Honestly, I wasn't sure what I would learn but like everything I dug my heels in and became curious to learn.
Along with what Mark is talking about in the video above, what I am seeing is how valuable wrist position is in acceleration of the bat and the transfer of energy through the kinetic chain.
The wrist is the last link in this chain before energy produced in the body transfers to the bat. If this link is broken or inefficient, energy gets lost, and the batted ball result isn't as good as it could be (higher exit velocity, more consistently square impact.
Just as Mark points out, players that are in neutral to slight flexion wrist position maximize their energy transfer from arm to bat thus creating the most energy-efficient swing. Players that have excessive extension in their load simply do not transfer energy as well. I learned this by combining a Diamond Kinetics Swingtracker ( a technology I am familiar with) and HackMotion (a technology I wasn't as familiar with) and a beginners mindset.
There may be other things out there to learn or being talked about with HackMotion, these are just my early observations of the technology.
Arm Care Is Key
Arm care isn't just deciding to throw around some J-Bands one day, then leaving them in your gear bag the next.
— Deven Morgan (@devenmorgan) January 9, 2021
Back on the consistency piece, Arm care isn't just something you do every now and then.
It has to become a part of who you are and what you do.
This reason alone is why I built The Spinner. Players we were training were unable to complete their throwing routines because they either couldn't or didn't want to carry around a 6-foot pole to do their shoulder stabilization exercises.
I wanted to build them something they could carry in a bag so that they could consistently finish all of their pre throwing warm-ups and post throwing cool-down routines, and that's what I did.
Swings Of The Day
Rickey would absolutely thrive in today’s game. Swagger for days. pic.twitter.com/ZvhDRkmSJR
— Tim Gibbons (@LineDrivePro) January 11, 2021
Bonds- another example of a hitter's rhythm landing the neutral line of the front forearm. pic.twitter.com/exalhwmO3G
— Craig Hyatt (@HyattCraig) January 10, 2021
— Craig Hyatt (@HyattCraig) January 10, 2021
Kyle Schwarber - Washington Nationals pic.twitter.com/L2tGIa78Es
— Craig Hyatt (@HyattCraig) January 9, 2021
Others Things LPD+ Members Sent Me That I Like
"Embarrass an outfielder" is something I say. What's that? The most embarrassing thing for an OF is to charge in on a ball they think will drop in front of them, only to plant a foot & sprint back to the wall.
— Casey Fisk (@FiskPT) January 11, 2021
Major League Baseball needs to take notes with this NFL game on Nickelodeon. Want to grow the game with the younger generation? This is the way.
— Chelsea Ladd (@chelseabrooke) January 10, 2021
Most people don't want the truth,
they want their comfortable beliefs validated.
— Orange Book 🍊📖 (@orangebook_) January 9, 2021
— Free Bradley Beal (@_RBIry) January 9, 2021
Instead of changing our beliefs to adapt to new information, most of us instead adapt new information to fit our beliefs.
— Mark Manson (@IAmMarkManson) January 10, 2021
Simple concept for youth athletes...promote freedom and athleticism over anything else...they do tend to self-organize pretty well if we don’t dome them up as coaches pic.twitter.com/nbyqaXAVlR
— Chase Cunningham ⚾️ (@FranchFrys25) January 9, 2021
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