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Default How DO you know if you're "strong arming" it?

I've been told I strong arm the disc and have little weight shift. Yet, I can throw all day long with little to no arm fatigue. So..how EXACTLY do you know if you're 100% strong arming? Thank you.
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Old 07-23-2019, 05:44 PM
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How far are you throwing?

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Old 07-23-2019, 05:48 PM
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What molds are "too understable" for you?

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Old 07-23-2019, 06:00 PM
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Can you throw 80% of your max distance from standstill?

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Old 07-23-2019, 06:15 PM
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I'm an old dude, more closer to 60 than 50 now days. lol.. Putters 275+, mids 300, fairways 300-325, drivers 325-350. "Can you throw 80% of your max distance from standstill?" hmm.. that's almost exact btw.

I have a young friend who has been working with me lately, and he said I was 100% strong arming it. I think he is right because (long story short) I just finished today's drills where I'm pretending I'm "dragging a heavy object" behind me to force my torso ahead of me, and I felt something I haven't felt before. I was just throwing my overstable discs in my yard, but they were going a bit further than usual, but on a high hyzer. I'm getting no control yet.. lol. But I digress... can someone "strong arming" the disc have zero fatigue? I've always assumed someone strong arming would eventually have pain, fatigue, etc. Thanks for the comments.
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There is a sliding scale of strong arming or smash factor efficiency. Possible you were just moving everything together with an even smash factor of 1, but now with more lag your smash factor might be 1.2 or something. Strong arming would be a smash factor of <1.

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... I just finished today's drills where I'm pretending I'm "dragging a heavy object" behind me to force my torso ahead of me....
Sorry to derail your thread, but can you elaborate on this? I haven't heard of this drill before.

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Old 07-24-2019, 10:22 AM
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I've been told I strong arm the disc and have little weight shift. Yet, I can throw all day long with little to no arm fatigue. So..how EXACTLY do you know if you're 100% strong arming? Thank you.

You are strong arming the disc if you start throwing from the farthest point of your reach back.

Stay relaxed while the body starts to turn then begin the "throw" once the disc is even with your face/centerline.

Like Sidewinder says, there is a lag that builds the whip and doesn't require you to "throw" with 100% effort.

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You are strong arming the disc if you start throwing from the farthest point of your reach back. Stay relaxed while the body starts to turn then begin the "throw" once the disc is even with your face/centerline. Like Sidewinder says, there is a lag that builds the whip and doesn't require you to "throw" with 100% effort.
ok...well then imop I'm not strong arming it, but I do believe I have very little if any proper weight shift. Thx.

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Sorry to derail your thread, but can you elaborate on this? I haven't heard of this drill before.
re: "Pretending to drag a heavy weight when pulling" It was something I just made up on the fly to force myself to hopefully...better understand the idea of weight shift as I'm pull through. I don't know if it's a good drill or not to be honest, but it definitely had me thinking more about weight shift and the idea of putting my hips etc out in front, with my arm "dragging the weight" behind me.
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ok...well then imop I'm not strong arming it, but I do believe I have very little if any proper weight shift. Thx.
Have you posted a video so you can get help with what you really need?
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