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During a full x-step throw should the rear foot be completely flat footed before the reach back so you can create that leverage off the rear foot just like in the open to closed drill?

I try to delay my reach back until my rear foot is on the ground but since I'm just on my toes it seems to spin out and lose all the leverage.
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Old 10-25-2020, 10:18 PM
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I think it depends on speed vs stability. The quicker/hoppier the x-step, the more on toes/plantar flexion spring, less flat footed you will or should be. The slower lower the x-step, the more you need stability(ankle) and more likely to ground heel for balance/leverage.

You will often see Eagle with the rear heel down, but GG never.

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Old 10-26-2020, 01:27 PM
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Landing on front leg more like you want to reverse your CoG direction quick, resist rotating or counter rotate/loading into front leg. Like shifty running back.
I've been overlooking this and I think this is one of my biggest leaks of power. So I need to kinda hop over my left leg and land more on my front leg to speed up my weight shift? I've been trying to wait until my front foot plants before I start coming forward, but it seems like I just get frozen on my back foot. And it makes sense why now.

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I'm trying to land more on my front side, and this has been making my throws feel more powerful and effortless. I noticed I'm not tucking my rear arm in which I'll correct next time. It also seems like I'm still eager to rotate, would landing more on my toe instead of the side of my foot help this or am I not turning back far enough?

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Old 10-31-2020, 08:43 PM
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It looks like you're doing the right moves but only "aesthetically."

I watched some of your early videos compared to now - your plant foot kind of just falls down and it looks like you should be striding another couple of inches. Instead, the foot just drops to plant and I think your left heel is still coming down into/after the X-Step so you're not really able to push off of it. As a result, your right foot/hip can only go so far and it has to "drop



See how you're not getting the push off the left leg so the right leg and upper body have no more room to keep going forward?
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See how you're not getting the push off the left leg so the right leg and upper body have no more room to keep going forward?
Thanks for the feedback. I’ve been trying to push off my left foot more and earlier but I guess I’m still too late.
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Thanks for the feedback. I’ve been trying to push off my left foot more and earlier but I guess I’m still too late.
Just stay on the ball of your left foot and don't let the heel come down in the X-step - that's what I think part of the problem is. The heel will come down naturally as you stride but yours seems to come down "early."



All 4 of them do it but it's the easiest to see with Will's form.

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How to Step into your Throw:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4lTAX3sfd4#t=9m




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