Monthly Archives: February 2011

How we learn from competition

via Axon Sports

We learn from our competition and it makes us better, we all know this. So much of what makes an athlete a genius on the field is in the little mind-reading abilities that they have. It’s the cornerback who seems to just sense the perfect moment to break on the ball for a pick, or the hitter who can pick up a changeup right out of the pitchers hand and isn’t fooled for a second. These split-second decisions are built on thousands of reps and years of learning from what worked and what didn’t in the past. What we don’t quite have nailed down yet is how exactly this process works. …

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Brain Stimulation Can Change the Hand You Favor

via Axon Sports

There are few skills that are more dangerous in sports, or tougher to develop, than a great opposite hand or foot. See Mickey Mantle’s 372 left-handed and 164 right-handed homers, or watch John Wall effortlessly stride down court, react, and then throw down with his left hand, here: There are also few skills in sports that are so tied to the brain and nervous system. Think for a second about when you dribble a basketball, pick up a bat, or jump as high as you can.  You probably don’t consciously decide what hand or foot to use, you just do it. The brain structure related to this automatic preference is the …

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