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In this episode Gerry welcomes Carlton Salters back on for his second appearance on the podcast. Carlton is the hitting coach for University of Texas at San Antonio Softball and does tremendous work transforming both the mechanics, timing and approach of his hitters.
What separates Carlton from most hitting coaches is his deep understanding of movement through strength and conditioning and how quality movements learned in a strength and conditioning program (a hip hinge for for example) can be HUGE in helping hitters move better and become more efficient and effective in the box.
To start, Carlton talks about what to look for early on in your first look or assessment of a hitter's mechanics. How does Carlton make minor adjustments to help a hitter in times where they cannot yet do a full overhaul? How does he structure the steps he will take in the journey to make corrections?
From there, Carlton talks about starting in the weight room and collaborating with a strength and conditioning coach and the importance that has in building the foundational quality movements of a solid swing.
To finish, he takes us through his approach in the cage when it comes to making changes and executing, as well as the process involved in moving to machine/live hitting and finally getting in the box as an improved hitter who now has to work with a new approach. From mechanics, to timing and beyond, this conversation has it all.
All that and more on this episode of Muscles and Management!
4:04 - Julian’s 3 Tips for Fat Loss
9:40 - Start of Talk with Carlton
12:27 - Things Carlton Looks for Early on in Mechanics
20:40 - Common Mistakes Carlton Notices
22:20 - Carlton’s Way of Laying out a Plan for an Athlete
31:15 - Process of Improving Skills
36:63 - Success Between Coaches
42:50 - Unconscious Competence
50:23 - Timing Vs Mechanics
59:12 - Transition to Gameplay
1:02:30 - Carlton’s Final ThoughtsSupport the show