A look at Cause and Effect
Common Sense begins with understanding Cause and Effect.
What is the “effect” as related to hitting? It is the results that are seen from the movement of the swing. As we observe another person's movement, we watch and study from an external perspective. If we like the results that the other person achieves, we try to copy their movement based on our observations. Unfortunately, we are focused solely on the external movements that we see, the “effect”, instead of learning what creates that movement, the “cause”. Copying external movement doesn't result in the desired effect.
- Mechanics only copy external movement.
- Copying external movement doesn't produce the desired effect.
The external movement that is seen in the elite Major League hitter's swing is caused by the muscles inside his body. Although the previous sentence seems to state the obvious, the answer to the question of how to reproduce that movement has long been a mystery. Everyone knows that a car is moved by the engine. We can't see it from the outside of the car, but we know it is there and we can see the effect of the engine's work in the movement of the car. Some people have a good understanding of the internal workings of an engine and others do not. The muscle systems inside the body, however, are much more complex than the engine of a car. There are hundreds of muscles in the human body that work to cause the numerous different movements of which the human body is capable. So where does this leave us? The answer is in The Discovery...
- Understanding the cause will help to produce the desired effect.
- Natural Movement is the cause of the Elite Major League Swing.
"Knowledge is Power and Power is only in Natural Hitting"