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Why Train with MaxBP? Mental, Physical and Visual Training

  • by Coach Ross
  • 4 min read

Think about the instrumental part our mind, body and eyes play in our ability to perform a task - in everyday life. Our eyes communicate with the brain, which communicates with the body. Without this ebb and flow we would be lost. Sports aren’t any different, the athletes who endure this eyes, brain and body process the most effectively are the most successful.

In most cases, athletes are facing the toughest competition they’ve ever seen from one level of competition to the next. This is particularly true for athletes fortunate enough to advance to regional, national or international competition. How does an athlete prepare for such a tall task? It all starts with training and preparation, and MaxBP offers velocity and breaking stuff to match the stiffest competition out there.

Physical capabilities are instrumental, but an athletes’ visual and mental capabilities are equally imperative.Tracking is one of the most underrated drills in all of sports. Whether it be hockey, cricket, baseball, or lacrosse - following an object with the eyes at high speeds is an effective practice. No matter if an athlete is standing or sitting, maximum strength or injured - tracking is an amazing drill for vision. This is particularly true for athletes having trouble with a ball with a little wrinkle in it.

Facing a pitcher with incomparable off-speed stuff? Or maybe your a goalie that is having trouble with a moving puck. No worries! The MaxBP Pro Machine features curveball, cutter and slider options with a right-handed and left-handed trajectory. This will prepare your team for even the nastiest breaking stuff.

MaxBP Reaction Training serves as a great way to retain focus and concentration. The small ball training provided by MaxBP will allow any athlete unlimited reps of seeing, catching and hitting golf ball sized wiffle balls. A few rounds of concentrating on these small objects traveling at a high velocity will have any player more focused and ready to break out.

Many times ineffective play or a slump has nothing to do with a major mechanical flaw and more to do with a minute detail or lack of focus. A great way to regain that undivided attention is by challenging the eyes to concentrate on small objects. This is a concept that works wonders for any sport that requires an athlete to control or make contact with a moving object.

For many generations players in the Domincan Republic have practiced hitting bottle caps with a broomstick. The line of thinking is that hitting a small object with a skinny barreled object should improve an athlete’s hand-eye coordination. Obviously, the results speak for themselves, as Dominican hitters continue to be a dominant force in Major League Baseball.

MaxBP’s small ball concept (training with golf sized wiffle balls) and user friendly portability provide teams and individuals with an unparalleled competitive edge. The vision training that athletes will experience with MaxBP is a game changer, and to experience the best results, a hitter should follow the tutelage of the Harrison Family and their Slow the Game Down (STGD).

MaxBP is proud to be partners with Slow the Game Down (STGD) Vision Training Tools, which provides all athletes (injured or not) with a variety of opportunities to develop superior eye-mind-body reactions so your game speed performance will be enhanced. These products include strike zone locators, multi-colored wiffle balls, Eye-Trac and visual performance training tools.

Ryan Harrison of Slow the Game Down Vision Training is changing the game for athletes everywhere and helping them see a brighter future.Ryan Harrison of Slow the Game Down Vision Training is changing the game for athletes everywhere and helping them see a brighter future. Ryan Harrison and his father, Dr. Bill Harrison, have been practicing the methods of the "Slow The Game Down" for over 40 years - from George Brett in 1971 to AL East Champions Toronto Blue Jays in 2015 and the World Series Champion San Francisco Giants in 2010, 2012 and 2014.

The Harrison's believe "everything you do in your sport begins with what you see.can help athletes develop superior eye-mind-body reactions so that their game-speed performance will automatically be enhanced. Numerous critical skills, all visual in nature, underlie an athlete's ability to be a good as they can be."

While MaxBP by itself is a great training tool for athletes of all ages and abilities. For best vision training, a player should also incorporate MaxBP’s multi-color wiffle balls and other “Slow The Game Down” products. Athletes who are tasked with hitting a moving object would be best suited by incorporating a BetterBat Skinny Barrel Training Bat into their training practices.

It’s safe to say that “what” makes an athlete prosperous today is more complex than ever before. Physical capabilities are instrumental, but an athletes’ visual and mental capabilities are equally imperative. Train like a 21st Century athlete and consider all three athletic elements - eyes, brain and bodies - when allocating your practice time. If an athlete can capture this harmony between the mental, visual and physical components of their sport, they are well on their way to becoming an elite player.

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