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Cargo Cult Science May Be Causing You To Lose Out On “The Truth”

This was a technical presentation that I gave to my local Toastmasters club about HOW TO keep swing experiments objective. What we’re covering in the above video presentation: How important maintaining an objective process & avoiding the destruction cargo cult sciences causes, What is the scientific method? Evolution of my swing experiments (visit: http://gohpl.com/swingexperiment to learn how to do a swing experiment), and…

Improve Your Hitters’ Wrist Flexibility & Strength In 2-Weeks

How To Get Wrist Flexibility & Strength For Hitters By Doing Gymnastics Training? This post is for Coach David Michael Enciso (DME). He mentioned having a couple girls that had stiff wrists, and was wondering about stretches. To those that don’t know, I’ve been doing Gymnastics body-weight strength training through GymnasticBodies.com over the past four months. That link will give you $25…

Baseball Batting Stance & Hitting Techniques: Josh Donaldson Explains His Swing

13 Josh Donaldson Gold Nuggets: You Didn’t Have To Be A Professional, To Teach High Level Baseball Batting Stance & Hitting Techniques (I apologize in advance…PLEASE set aside about 14 minutes of reading time for the following baseball batting stance & hitting techniques post. It’s a bit of an emotional RANT 😉 We FINALLY have validation!!! To have 2015 AL…

Where Stride Landing Counter-Rotation Is And How To Get It (Flexibility & Strength Exercises)

Reader Question: “What flexibility work do you do with your trainees to enhance counter-rotation of the torso as the foot lands open?” This questions stems from how I teach hitters to ‘show their numbers’ to the pitcher during the load, as close to stride landing as possible… (see image of Andrew McCutchen) But for this to work, here’s the kicker……

Who Is Your Swing Model? And WHY?

WHY We Need A Better Standard Of Measure… (I apologize that this post became a rant, but DEFINITELY worth the read.  Please allow about 8.5 minutes of time) In this post, we go over: 7 reasons WHY we need a better standard of measure, Who are you modeling? And WHY? And, 5 gold standard criteria keys for a high level…

Baseball Swing Mechanics Slow Motion: How To Fix 9yo Thomas P. [5-Month Case Study]

To People That Want To Fix Baseball Swing Mechanics Slow Motion But Can’t Get Started With permission from Dad, I wanted to share 9-year-old Thomas P.’s hitting journey after 12 baseball swing mechanics slow motion online video feedback sessions with me at The Feedback Lab. We started session #1 January 18th, 2016, and finished session #12 June 2nd, 2016.  The video above…

How To Get Hitters On-Time Using The ‘Standard Artillery Round Adjustment Method’

Nick Coast Stats

Hitting Lessons From A Primary Firearms and Tactical Instructor? In this post, I want to share a testimonial from one of the dads who drove up from San Diego (about 7-hour drive to me) with his two sons, Alex and Nick, to hit with me for a weekend, about 9 months ago. Both young men are playing at the highest…

Softball Hitting Tips For Beginners: How To Turn NO Improvement Into Outstanding Results

Softball Hitting Tips for Beginners: 5 Little Known Ways To Improve Hitters A great softball hitting tips for beginners question came in recently, from a reader (relates well to baseball too)… “What percentage of hitters that you have coached got no improvement or no benefit from your program? How many swings per day would you recommend for a 10yr old…

Girls Softball Hitting Tips: How To Get Hitters To Buy Into The System

“How Do You Get Kids To Buy Into These Movements When Every Hitting Instructor In The Area Is Teaching Robotic, Sequential Hitting Positions?” In this girls softball hitting tips video, we answer the reader question above. (By the way, this information is applicable to baseball as well.) We’ll go over: Hypnosis: GOOD or BAD? Internal v. external cues, and Listing…

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