Yesterday things started to work, my perceptions updated and I swung better than I ever done.
Naturally this didn’t fix the down swing or release or any other muscle patterns I have that is unneeded. Still it allowed me to have the form and container to, aha this is what I have to do to make it work.
Next naturally is the down swing now and release.
Learning something its about finding the conceptual reference in how to do it. Before that many get stuck in the technical details using kinesiology which just confuses things. I worked the new swing motion since it was defined, first from slow motion and indoor swinging and later using balls at the range as feedback. Each time I check my motion, does it fit the template?
If not, I adjust what I do and I go trough each step of the process, set up, address, take away, back swing, down swing and release. During the 11 range sessions I adjusted that my right arm and hand was inactive, fixed the over the top move, fixed the left shoulder pull, adjusted the take away and back swing. Just a few of the adjustments I made. All of them pointed to the same thing and I identified that which allows me to build the feedback and reference needed to make the process faster.
In that definition yesterday the brain went from, what’s going on into, aha this is what I should do and I had a conceptual reference for that. My perception now took a leap of understanding.
I entered realization.
I guess its all mumbled chaos at first for anyone and many get caught into details of the golf swing and many still debate it. I could have model Ben Hogan’s swing and I be able to do it down the road also or any other swing out there. That is what modeling means, we don’t guess we learn to do.
Today I woke up, went and started to work the down swing a bit. I be working it all day. I know what my body needs to do in the down swing so next is to find out how to make that happen and working.
This process is different for each one of us but the template stays the same and we then work the patterns we do and adjust them until they fit the ones we want to do. To see what someone does like a swing wont make you able to do it, if that was so easy then anyone looking at Ben Hogan could swing like him but none can. If Mike Austin really knew what he did then his students would swing his motion not the one they now use. Its for me an observation I make I don’t make a judgment on that as it seems true to me.
Many get caught into theory, debate the smallest thing why its working as it is and why its there. I don’t. I follow the template to do the motion.
Once I do that I move on to play golf.
I heard some talk about you will reach a plateau in your performance, that your halted in your progress as you cant get better move on to further heights. I hear that from trainers and others. I guess during the last 20 years I did things wrong somehow as I only got better.
My swing is better now, lot better, but it wasn’t getting better during the 4 years of research due to me still was building the template. One I had that then my work to make me do it started. However I cant plateau out though as its just gets better. I know some asks how that is possible since you should plateau out right?
You cant just get better right?
Unless you have reference with feedback with feel and evidence.
I call that the RBIm system.
For me its feedback but without proper reference (template) you don’t know how to be better, then the evidence is provided with feel. So since I check my swing after for the template match, and if its a mismatch I then start adjusting. If I move forward from the top which I did I knew that I shouldn’t do so, why did I do that and then find a way to do the proper way. Sometimes I know what to do and sometimes I have to do research.
Feel some say isn’t real but that’s not true. Many even say the feel is different for each individual and again not true. The difference happens due to conceptual abstraction is added upon those so called representations or symbolic meaning.
Naturally a golfer would first to think about that like many use Mike Austin as a reference so first they have a held view of what he Mike did, then trying to do it wont work as what they view their system cant do. If it was that easy golf would be simple. So I built a way to identify what a golf swing is about and then how to systematically learn to do it in a few weeks. Then as usual I need to formalize those findings into a program or steps to follow. It wont happen this summer as I be playing golf as it’s a lot of work to do that right.
All the work and research is now piling up combusting into concepts and symbolic meaning to me. I now can understand what I need to do to teach it but the steps are not formalized so those needs to be drawn out. Its like Einstein I guess or any math guy as they find what they find thinking but then they need to investigate the math to prove what they then understand. It might seems strange but its like that what I now know I cant put into writing or video as it wont make sense. I tried, made several videos and it just don’t wont be good as an explanation yet.
I knew this would happen also its why I been tracking my own progress since I started to follow the template, the few months from January when I swung indoors for motion and variation, discoveries I made along the way, definition of motion, instruction and now education of the body.
All those small nuggets vanish if you don’t track them when he brain moves the information due to when you can do things it happens automatically and amnesia normally follows how you did it. Like riding a bike, driving a car, learning to speak, eat etc… I know how that works and unless I track the steps as I go trough the process I wont be able to recall what went on during this process.
Yea the brain re-locate stuff when you learn and then since it moved information around your access path to the information changes also. Its why someone can do things but not understand how they are doing it and their interpretation of what they do are coming out wrong.´It’s the same reason Mike Austin could do it but not explain what he did as he couldn’t access the learning process in how he did learn to do it.
I have no idea how long the down swing and release is going to take to get right but at least I know I am on the right path now.
This Breakthrough feels great.