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Implicit Training : Why Implicit Constraints Are Key to Throwing Strikes

Every baseball team in America has a roster filled with pitchers; some starters, some situational, some relief, and some are closers. But in that mix is one that could be dynamite, a game changer, if they could just throw a strike. Drills aren't working; strings and colored boxes, different mechanics, a long stride vs a short stride, you name it and they've tried it but to no avail. But what if I told you that by simplifying and enhancing the space of the strike zone inside the brain, you'd start to see a change in strikes being thrown.. And not just one here or there, but consistently and with each pitch they throw? As a pitcher, your livelihood ultimately boils down to being able to throw strikes; quality strikes! If you can't throw strikes, you don't pitch; simple as that!  "The key to unlocking command and control rest entirely upon our ability to enhancing and simplifying space. And not just any space; the space that makes up the strike zone."

Enhancing space through a CLA (constraint led approach) will ensure reliable strike efficiency results that can be counted on when the championship is on the line. Without V-Flex in place, pitchers have had to rely upon imaginative visualization; making themselves believe they can see the parameters of the strike zone in their mind without being physically prompted. Unfortunately, they can't. Imagination is no substitute for materialization. In order for a pitcher to "see" the strike zone, their brains must be prompted to make it from electrical impulse potentials prompted by V-Flex. The image of the strike zone prompted by V-Flex doesn't appearing on the retina of the eye, it is a virtual image generated by the pitcher's brain. In other words, the pitcher isn't seeing a physical strike zone target with his eyes, he is seeing one that is entirely implicitly generated by the brain on a canvas of enhanced space.

Efficiency begins to increase with each pitch they desire to throw due to their brain being able to "see" the parameters of the strike zone. The brain is constantly searching for clues and inside the brain the best clues are electromagnetic based. The constraints placed within the external "spatial environment" must posses the ability to be converted into a "virtual state" within the neuronal environment. Solid form or visible constraints can't be classified as implicit constraints or clues because they lack that ability. The market is flooded with explicit constraints that are being pushed as implicit clues and constraints but they aren't. 

There are numerous of pitching pads on the market.... all of them are sufficient in regards to providing a visual target for the pitcher to throw "at". Pads and targets have been around for many years. They are sometimes called hard targets because the canvas upon which the targeting imagery is placed is a physical object. Pitchers are explicitly taught to throw at and hit specific locations on that hard target. This type of target practice provides a certain type of spatial information that can't be used by the pitchers brain for spatial learning or performance enhancement simply because the target being used originated from outside the pitchers body. In essence, it exists in solid form and therefore can't exist in a "potential", pre-emergent or virtual format.

Because of the explicit nature of hard targets instructors often require pitchers to imagine or mentally visualize spaces and locations during bullpen sessions. This form of target training is also based on a false premise and inflates false positive practice data that results in inconsistent learning throughout the skill acquisition process. Pitchers see the target extremely well but have little or no awareness of the space within the training environment.

The visual prompts used by V-Flex trainees are easy to use and maximize the available space within the pitchers receptive field. They provide the pitchers brain a continual flow of emergent information necessary for materializing spaces that correlates to faster self-organization during ocular/motor processing. By enhancing the space the strike zone exists in, you'll see a rapid growth in your pitchers ability to not only throw strikes, but throw balls that appear as strikes! You'll be thoroughly pleased with the results of implicitly training on V-Flex. The key to pitching is throwing strikes; the key to throwing strikes is V-Flex!

Implicit Training : Why Implicit Constraints Are Key to Throwing Strikes

Every baseball team in America has a roster filled with pitchers; some starters, some situational, some relief, and some are closers. But in that mix is one that could be dynamite, a game changer, if they could just throw a strike. Drills aren't working; strings and colored boxes, different mechanics, a long stride vs a short stride, you name it and they've tried it but to no avail. But what if I told you that by simplifying and enhancing the space of the strike zone inside the brain, you'd start to see a change in strikes being thrown.. And not just one here or there, but consistently and with each pitch they throw? As a pitcher, your livelihood ultimately boils down to being able to throw strikes; quality strikes! If you can't throw strikes, you don't pitch; simple as that!  "The key to unlocking command and control rest entirely upon our ability to enhancing and simplifying space. And not just any space; the space that makes up the strike zone."

Enhancing space through a CLA (constraint led approach) will ensure reliable strike efficiency results that can be counted on when the championship is on the line. Without V-Flex in place, pitchers have had to rely upon imaginative visualization; making themselves believe they can see the parameters of the strike zone in their mind without being physically prompted. Unfortunately, they can't. Imagination is no substitute for materialization. In order for a pitcher to "see" the strike zone, their brains must be prompted to make it from electrical impulse potentials prompted by V-Flex. The image of the strike zone prompted by V-Flex doesn't appearing on the retina of the eye, it is a virtual image generated by the pitcher's brain. In other words, the pitcher isn't seeing a physical strike zone target with his eyes, he is seeing one that is entirely implicitly generated by the brain on a canvas of enhanced space.

Efficiency begins to increase with each pitch they desire to throw due to their brain being able to "see" the parameters of the strike zone. The brain is constantly searching for clues and inside the brain the best clues are electromagnetic based. The constraints placed within the external "spatial environment" must posses the ability to be converted into a "virtual state" within the neuronal environment. Solid form or visible constraints can't be classified as implicit constraints or clues because they lack that ability. The market is flooded with explicit constraints that are being pushed as implicit clues and constraints but they aren't. 

There are numerous of pitching pads on the market.... all of them are sufficient in regards to providing a visual target for the pitcher to throw "at". Pads and targets have been around for many years. They are sometimes called hard targets because the canvas upon which the targeting imagery is placed is a physical object. Pitchers are explicitly taught to throw at and hit specific locations on that hard target. This type of target practice provides a certain type of spatial information that can't be used by the pitchers brain for spatial learning or performance enhancement simply because the target being used originated from outside the pitchers body. In essence, it exists in solid form and therefore can't exist in a "potential", pre-emergent or virtual format.

Because of the explicit nature of hard targets instructors often require pitchers to imagine or mentally visualize spaces and locations during bullpen sessions. This form of target training is also based on a false premise and inflates false positive practice data that results in inconsistent learning throughout the skill acquisition process. Pitchers see the target extremely well but have little or no awareness of the space within the training environment.

The visual prompts used by V-Flex trainees are easy to use and maximize the available space within the pitchers receptive field. They provide the pitchers brain a continual flow of emergent information necessary for materializing spaces that correlates to faster self-organization during ocular/motor processing. By enhancing the space the strike zone exists in, you'll see a rapid growth in your pitchers ability to not only throw strikes, but throw balls that appear as strikes! You'll be thoroughly pleased with the results of implicitly training on V-Flex. The key to pitching is throwing strikes; the key to throwing strikes is V-Flex!

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