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Meet the Pros: Interview with Tommy Morrissey, Brand Ambassador

Meet the Pros: Interview with Tommy Morrissey, Brand Ambassador

*****  BRUCE BOLT Ambassador, Tommy Morrissey (@onearmgolfer), has become known for hitting more home runs with one arm than most players ever could with two. He's a public figure, incredible athlete, and an even better person. Founder & CEO, Bear Mayer, caught up with Tommy on our podcast this week. Subscribe and listen to the full interview via podcast on Spotify and Apple Podcasts as well.

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BE BETTER: Self-Talk, the Off-Season Challenge

BE BETTER: Self-Talk, the Off-Season Challenge

My favorite Chinese proverb is: "The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is now." This blog is about being better. To be better at anything, all you have to do is start now. The offseason is a great time to start training mental skills! The Off-Season Challenge This off season I want you to become aware of your self-talk. It is one of the fundamental pillars of sport and performance psychology. Self-talk is a collection of statements, phrases, and cue words that direct our actions and provide a running commentary on our experiences. Language...

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Serious Dreams: An Interview with Anthony Herrera by Ken Davidoff

Serious Dreams: An Interview with Anthony Herrera by Ken Davidoff

“It’s funny how this game works,” Anthony Herrera likes to say. Oh, baseball can be funny, all right. For instance, Anthony, a five-year veteran of professional independent ball, got to smile plenty the last two seasons at the theatrics of his Toros de Tijuana teammate Fernando Rodney, the former big-league All-Star who still performs his bow-and-arrow routine upon notching a save. “La Flecha. The Arrow,” Anthony noted with a grin of the beloved Rodney. “He calls himself that.” But then there’s the sport’s “funny” nature that can throw you for a loop like a well-executed knuckleball. That pushes you in...

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BE BETTER: Winning the Car Ride Home

BE BETTER: Winning the Car Ride Home

An elite athlete and his parents came to see me because the athlete doesn’t “hustle.” The dad played pro ball, and hustle was his thing, so it’s creating heat around baseball. Dad said his son is killing it in practice, but in the game, he comes up short. He offered examples while the mom nodded along. The kid slumped in his seat and listened quietly. I asked the player if what his parents said sounded about right. He shrugged. I asked what he thought. He said his performance suffered because he was playing safe, pulling back, and tightening up. He...

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MEET THE PROS: Tyler Naquin - Outfielder, New York Mets

MEET THE PROS: Tyler Naquin - Outfielder, New York Mets

 You can also watch/listen to this interview on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.   *****  Our Founder, Bear Mayer, recently caught up with BRUCE BOLT athlete Tyler Naquin of the New York Mets just before the MLB Playoffs. They talked about baseball life, bowhunting, what it's like playing in a winning clubhouse where half the team wears BRUCE BOLT. "I was on deck the other day and some guy behind me in Milwaukee was like, 'Naquin, those are some sweet batting gloves.' I was like, "Thanks, man. Look 'em up!" - Tyler Naquin Enjoy this exclusive conversation before the Mets kickoff their Wild Card Series with...

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BE BETTER: 3 Drills for Power off the Pitching Mound

BE BETTER: 3 Drills for Power off the Pitching Mound

The goal of this article is to provide you with drills to increase your power off the mound. For the sake of conversation, I want to define power to make sure we're on the same page.  Power is the highest amount of force you can produce at the highest rate of speed.   Simply put: strength + speed = power.   Three Drills Athletes in various sports consider themselves baseball, football, or hockey players, etc. And then within those categories they segregate further by saying "I’m a pitcher" or quarterback or defenseman.   They lose sight that at their core they...

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