You've likely heard of the mental game of baseball—especially on this podcast. But you may not have heard of brain training, which is different from the mental game. John Kennedy, founder and primary neuroplastician of Combat Brain Training, explains what brain training is and how it can benefit youth baseball players. This is Part 1 of a two-part series.
Plus Justin Stone of elitebaseball.tv answers the Question Of The Week about lunging during the swing and handling parents who offer unhelpful tips. And Austin Wasserman of wassermanstrength.com discusses first baseman training protocols in the Wass Strength Tip Of The Week.
In this 39-minute episode, you'll learn:
- the types of people who benefit most from brain training
- what is neuroplasticity
- the three levels of applying neuroplastic methods
- what is the "zombie system"
- what is a habit and two methods to break habits
- a sample procedure to break a bad baseball habit
- what is visualization and whether it actually helps
- whether daydreaming is good or bad
- what if reality doesn't match what the player visualizes
Links mentioned in this episode:
- Austin Wasserman's Wass Strength Tip Of The Week: First Baseman Training Protocol
- Justin Stone's EliteBaseball.tv
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