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Is it possible to improve by swinging at home without hitting balls?

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Most definitely. I have had more success with students that take lessons and swing indoors over the winter than those that work on their swings in warmer weather. They all improve, but winter time students seem to make faster leaps and bounds because they cannot see the ball. This prevents them from being results oriented and keeps their focus on their body and what they are trying to do and feel differently.

Often, when a student is trying to make changes, but gets a poor result, they believe that they aren't doing things correctly and revert back to what they felt was safe (although they didn't get the results they wanted). When in fact, a poor result could actually be a good thing and show that the student is changing their motion.

I am a big proponent of indoor practice and practice without balls. If you can move through the motions in front of a mirror and in slow motion you will develop very good feel and a great mental picture of the move you are trying to make.

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