Einstein once said, "You cannot solve a problem on the same level on which it was created", and "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results". Pick up the phone; give me a call. Bury your old soul, dance on it's grave. Nothing behind you matters all that much. Welcome to 2019.
"There is an immeasurable distance between late and too late." - Og Mandino
Instinctive Movement Coach
Mechanics of Instinct
The brain science in regards to human perception and movement in the past 15 years has surpassed all previous knowledge by more than 300 times. This new info will help streamline the process of reaching the level of achievement you seek. Thanks always to Geoff Magnum for introducing me to these "Mechanics of Instinct" and prying me away from the current"mental game" solutions spawned in the 70's. The exciting bottom line is that instinctive and non-conscious movement is better than analytical and conscious movement. Athletic movements that are founded upon innate perceptual and movement processes of the brain and body, and that complement and enhance these processes rather than conflict with them, represent the true fundamentals for accurate and consistent athletic movement. These Mechanics of Instinct are the only path to the highest skill level possible. "Work on that new move until you groove it"...nope. "We need to change your muscle memory"...very funny. "Repetition is the law of learning"...well kinda. Welcome to 2019. You will be excited.
The brain science of the past fifteen years clearly shows that getting it together "mentally" involves a physical road map and exposes current "mental game" solutions as incomplete at best. It also condemns "chasing the perfect swing" as the main source of "static" between the body and brain. There is no "mental game", there is no "muscle memory", and "work on that new move until you groove it" guarantees nothing. Instinctive movement is simply normal movement that your body trusts as "safe" and it is the only path to the accuracy and consistency you seek. Machine-like precision and everyday consistency can only follow instinctive balance, rhythm, and spine safety.
Why is instinctive athletic motion "optimal" as opposed to conscious techniques usually taught? The answer is: Conscious techniques use inappropriate processes of the brain for perception-movement action, and using these processes instead of the instinctive and non-conscious processes both causes harm and depletes available resources needed for effective action. The conscious brain does little to facilitate perception and has even less to do with effective motion. The cerebellum, which controls all movement, is not part of the human conscious experience in the cortex of the cerebrum proper. Instead, the cerebellum is just another organ of biological tissue structured and arranged to perform its normal function, the same as a kidney or a liver. Because of this, the "instinct" for movement is first and foremost a NON-concious functioning of an organ of the body, and movement is only derivatively "known" in the conscious mind as a result of NON-concious functioning. As a matter of survival value, it is much more effective to have movement committed to non-conscious processes, not so much because these processes are "automatic" in some robotics or machinery sense, but because the conscious brain has so many other fishes to fry that it controls movement only poorly and inefficiently. The more an animal has a conscious experience (cognition, language, memory), the more important it becomes to isolate the movement processes from these brain processes. For this reason, in the evolution of the human cerebellum, the cerebellum and its essential timing and movement functions have been removed from the cerebrum and relocated outside the conscious pathways at the base of the skull and top of the spinal cord. Here, it performs it's main job of keeping us safe, filtering all movement planned above in the cerebrum for balance, rhythm, and spine safety on it's way to the spinal cord below. Instinctive motion is the most accurate, powerful, reliable, body-safe, and maintenance free motion you can achieve. It is the motion you want to compete with because instinctive motion passes the cerebellum's test for body safety allowing it to shift intentions to precision and finesse. It is the instinctive beast who rules the athletic world, not the cerebral "puppeteer".