Mechanics of Instinct
"The instincts are formed by trial and error. The body leads the way while the brain catalogs "what hurts and what works". There is no muscle memory, there is no mental game; you have one body and one brain, now deal with it."
- Geoff Mangum
HEY COACH! If the "new move" doesn't click seamlessly; you are picking a fight with the instincts and you won't win that battle. Move on.
Why do some changes to your game "click" instantly and become part of you and other changes take hours, days, weeks of "working on that new move until you groove it" and "changing muscle memory"? And why do those "new moves" that you finally puppeteer perfectly in practice never hold up under the pressure of competition?
All change worth making cooperates fully with the body's instinctive goal of 100% balance and spine safety. When the body anticipates totally safe motion, it can shift focus to precision and finesse. Everyday peak potential performance is simply normal when the body and brain are on the same page.
Instinctive motion is simply "normal" motion and changes that the body views as more safe are incorporated seamlessly. There is no "getting used to" transition period. Measurable improvement either does or does not occur instantly because the body uses a 100% pass/fail system as it continuously seeks absolute safe motion. This measurable improvement occurs at mach speed when you know what changes to ask for.
There is a level of precision you have not experienced yet and that is not because of a lack of effort. Golf instruction became non-instinctive about 30 years ago and the only beneficiaries are chiropractors, orthopedic surgeons, physical trainers, and so called "mental game" gurus. The beat goes on and the all time greats are still considered to be the all time greats. Complete control of the golf ball can only become reality when instinctively safe motion allows your body to focus on precision and finesse.
Finding your personal mechanics of instinct (the 100% instinctively safe motion that allows the body to focus upon precision and finesse) happens at mach speed when you discover your true fundamentals that cooperate with the non-conscious system your body uses as it continuously searches for absolute safe motion. All changes that evolve towards your personal, instinctive body-safe motion occur seamlessly and produce immediate improvement. Becoming a slave to "we need to change your muscle memory" and "work on that move until you groove it" is a dead end street that leads to "static" between the body and brain and repetitive use injury caused by non instinctive motion. YOUR BODY KNOWS WHEN YOU ARE REPLACING ONE NON INSTINCTIVE MOVE WITH ANOTHER AND NEVER COOPERATES. IN CONTRAST,THE BODY INCORPORATES SEAMLESSLY ANY NEW MOVE THAT IT VIEWS AS "SAFER" IN REGARDS TO BALANCE AND SPINE SAFETY. All new motion worth keeping never requires a "getting used to" transition period because change worth making allows the body to shift intentions from safety to precision and finesse, and instant measurable improvement follows. Say goodbye to the everyday search and maintenance of a perceived "perfect swing" and hello to what you really own. Welcome to eternal trust in thyself.
CHANGE WORTH MAKING
"We need to work on your mental game".....NOPE. "Work on that new move until you groove it".....NOPE. "We need to change your muscle memory".....HUH? "Repetition is the law of learning".....WELL KINDA.
Welcome to 2019.