In order for a ball to come into the strike zone at upwards of 90 mph, there has to be much more to a pitcher’s delivery than just a strong arm. Or even a longer arm that has the potential for more leverage (i.e., whip).
If I had to guess, I would say the lady that was crying right in front of me was no more than 34 years old. Up until now, she had been in this Luke’s Locker to be fitted for the same neutral running shoe year after year.
…doesn’t mean they are open to hearing the answer.
If we go way back to when you first started loading the foot as a bipedal being, when you got to the stage of being able to run; rather than heel striking, your front-foot was most likely making contact with planet Earth, first. At that point in your development, your foot and the entire chain was being driven by the ground from the bottom-up. And other than making the conscious choice to run, everything else was taking place without any conscious thought on your part. Which means some things haven’t changed. Meaning, no matter what part of your running shoe makes contact with the ground first now, the ground and gravity are still going to be responsible for driving motion throughout your entire chain. And all of that motion is taking place without any conscious control on your part.
“He who treats the site of pain is lost”. — Karel Lewitt, Neurologist
If this is your first time reading that quote, I’m betting you’re reading this post from the vantage point of the consumer.
Like so many other books that I’ve read, I stumbled upon GO WILD when I was not looking for anything in particular. And I’m glad I did! Because I enjoy learning (and teaching!).
Not too long ago, I was listening to an interview on a podcast that I regularly listen to. At one point in the conversation, the guest said something that really stuck with me.