Why quality is not an act

Quality is not an act, it is a habit. For proof, let’s take the seven parts to the swing:

  1. Stance/Load
  2. Timing
  3. Tempo
  4. Tracking
  5. Approach
  6. Contact
  7. Extension/Finish

Seven parts of the swing times 3,000 reps is 21,000 reps.

The number—21,000—is indeed a lot of reps but the key to building a good habit is making sure that you get quality reps. As Amit Ray once said, “Excellence comes when we balance quality with quantity.”

Excellence means you must meet expectations. That’s why having a plan for your practice time is so key to developing a quality habit. Don’t show up to practice with a mindset of hit until you are tired. If you do this, you may get better by accident, but you may also get worse.

The load is a very important part of the swing. You can get 100 reps in per day for the next 30 days to build a habit.

Over the Christmas break, you also can spend 10 days of work on your load and get 300 reps per day.

Just build a plan and stick to it with quality reps.

Get started with this load drill HERE.

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C.J. Stewart has built a reputation as one of the leading professional hitting instructors in the country. He is a former professional baseball player in the Chicago Cubs organization and has also served as an associate scout for the Cincinnati Reds. As founder and CEO of Diamond Directors Player Development, C.J. has more than 22 years of player development experience and has built an impressive list of clients, including some of the top young prospects in baseball today. If your desire is to change your game for the better, C.J. Stewart has a proven system of development and a track record of success that can work for you.