Watch Perfect Action Over And Over, Subconscious Mind and Muscle Memory Will Start To Incorporate The Actions…
(Disclaimer: my swing isn’t perfect, so please be nice in the comments. However, 95% of it embodies what the best do, and is a sufficient representation of what we talk about on this blog)
I had heard of Sybervision back in the early to mid-1990’s, when someone told me about a Baseball With Rod Carew instructional VHS hitting video you could watch over and over of him hitting, and “magically” you’d start moving just like him!
At least that’s what I thought about it at the time, but there actually is some merit to it.
Some call Sybervision the Neuropsychology of self discipline, and has a basis in visual modeling — how we learn and assimilate (neurologically, psychologically, and cognitively) skills and behaviors from the observation of others.
It is based on research conducted by Steve DeVore, and Dr. Karl Pribram, a brain scientist (who postulated the holographic brain theory) at the Stanford University’s Neuropsychological Research Laboratories.
One of the grand-dads of two hitters I worked with this past summer, Paul Rosemont, said this of Sybervision:
“The Sybervision concept is that if someone watches perfect action over and over, their subconscious mind and muscle memory will start to incorporate the actions. It’s ideal to view it before practicing but just viewing it is still supposed to work. The system was used years ago on college and Olympic level athletes.”
By the way, Paul took the time to have my swings edited into the above video we’re sharing with you today, using the Sybervision technique.
Along the same lines, utilizing shorter clips of Big Leaguers, and without the different views, one of my online lesson dads Victor Canseco made the following two videos using the same Sybervision concept. They’re cropped to specific aspects of the swing, to help his son Harrison get the concepts we were working on with him…
Back Foot Skip
Please CLICK HERE for the Back Foot Variance Drill I use with my hitters.
Head Movement & One-Joint Rule
Please CLICK HERE for the One-Joint Rule Drill I use with my hitters.
Thank you Paul and Victor!
I’ve spent 11+ years in the corrective fitness industry, and have too many alphabet-soup certifications to bore you with.I also played four years of Division One baseball at Fresno State from 2000-2003.
It’s NOT how you study, but what you study that counts.I apply human movement principles (or rules), validated by science, to hitting a baseball and softball.