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Freeing Yourself from Mechanical Thinking

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on September 15, 2020

Shooting singles in different break points is so critical, and playing the game is so powerful! Playing the game - shooting single targets in your predicted break point - forces you to recall the circuit that your brain knows will break that target the way you want it broken. It’s based on your visual movie in your preload. It’s so relaxing when you do this because it frees you from all mechanical thinking. ... Read more…

Make the Post-Shot Routine a Habit

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on September 8, 2020

The vivid preload is so essential, and it comes from making the post-shot routine a habit. People don’t do a post-shot routine, which is the part of building performance that’s wasted the most. The brain has done a miraculous thing by putting together the circuit to break a 50-yard chandelle or a 25-to-30-yard quartering away bird screaming away from you. You use the challenge move on it, smoke it, and you exp... Read more…

Using Your Anticipation Circuit

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on August 25, 2020

The more you get involved with the mechanical process, the more you get in the way of what the brain does the best – and it does it in an amazingly short amount of time. Remember: the anticipation circuit has the ability to change human behavior as it is happening, as long as you don't get too involved with telling it what to do mechanically. Also, remember that our brains aren't wired to make the same complet... Read more…

Recalling is Essential… and It Works!

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on August 18, 2020

Allowing for the brain to recall opens up all the subconscious database to the brain. It allows you to concentrate more of your focus on the target when your visual process is vivid. The more vivid your visual process is, the easier it is for the brain to choose and sync up the different parts of different circuits. It does this with amazing speed and clarity.  Recalling is seldom practiced. It’s the reason... Read more…

How Your Brain Puts Circuits Together

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on August 11, 2020

On a recent Coaching Hour, I talked about how there’s less emphasis on the mechanics of the shot back in the cage and more emphasis on the last 15 percent of how I wanted the shot to go, as well as where I wanted the shot to be taken.  As we were practicing at Westside, I remember feeling really at ease. There was no pressure. We weren't hurrying. We were just having fun until we got in the box. When we got i... Read more…