[Video] Hammer Drills To Improve Your Pool Game

Demonstration of Hammer Drills

Skippy – Hammer Drills

My Whole Brain Billiards Biohacking Project will be starting in just a few days, so I thought I would make a quick video to explain a little more about the hammer drills that I’ll be doing.  My son, Owen, was nice enough to help me out with the intro and some camera work :-).  He likes the idea of his Dad doing some “brain hacks”.  Thanks Owen!

As part of my Whole Brain Billiards experiment, I will be doing daily hammer drills.  This video will explain how these hammer drills will help to “upgrade” my brain and increase my motor skills.  This upgrade should help with my training on the pool table, by helping my brain and motor cortex work faster and process information quicker.

It will be interesting to see just how good I can get with these hammer drills over the next 6 months.  I hope to have a run of over 1,000 with the rubber mallet.

As I said in the video, I’ll be trying some other hammers, too.  I didn’t mention that I’ll be using some heavier sledge hammers, too.  That will also help with my forearm and grip strength.  I think this could help with my game, especially my break.  Not that strength and power are needed or even desired, but I think it will give me more control and feel during my stroke.  It is a good workout, too.

Keep watching over the next 6 months, as I work through doing these drills.  I will be sharing my experience here, on video and in my podcast.

My project launch on RocketHub.com ends, soon.  If you want to help support it, you can get some cool rewards. 

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Let me know what you think and if you have any questions.


1 Comment

  • May 15, 2013

    Wayne Whiting

    Have you finished The Talent Code yet? I don’t think the hammer drill fits the definition of “Deep Practice.” While perhaps improving eye/hand coordination (like juggling), I don’t see a direct connection to a pool stroke and creating more myelin around nerve sheaths.