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What are the Absolutes? Part 2

Every time we touch a stone to make an adjustment, the absolute the stone represents is the definitive action we’ll call a “DO” for short.  Your automatic mind doesn’t respond well to “DON’T” phrases.  “Don’t do this or don’t do that” almost always produces negative results. This ABSOLUTE or “DO” (definitive performance worthy action), cuts […]

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What are the Absolutes? – Part 1

“THE ABSOLUTES” The 12 Silver Bullets is a way of explaining the function of the absolutes.  The absolutes are action steps, problem solvers and they help you modify the system in your hitting approach that’s failing you…they’re action steps (The “Do’s”). 12 Touchstones defined:  They are in effect your Absolutes… It’s a metaphor about accessing a familiar […]

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Coaches Course is now OPEN!

My friends, hitting mastermind is now open and starts in less than 5 days! If you’re willing to work hard and learn the moves and principles I’m going to teach you, becoming certified will be a natural progression as you develop your chops. This mastermind is a 30 day course and we’ll be getting started on June […]

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MLB Hitters Back Foot Stays Sideways To Stay On The Ball

The best hitters use the position of their back foot to anchor their approach and help them stay on the ball. They still get off their back side getting their weight into the ball but it’s a little more conservative when you stay sideways. Hitting in the Major League is challenging to say the least, […]

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Exposing Our Hitting Myths Using The Scientific Method

I was at an autograph signing with other former MLB players, engaged in a conversation about how we all carried “myths” with us into our MLB careers. For the most part, we all mastered the correct timing and kinesthetic feel for our swing and timing. After years of training and at least 1000 At-Bats, our […]

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Getting The Weight Shift Right With The Swish Stick

The weight shift is a critical component for the MLB hitter. The transfer or weight shift is what initiates your swing through the timing phase. Your body uses your weight shift to add energy into the system, as well as using the momentum to ensure the barrel falls into the shoulder slot properly. When you […]

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