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Old 02-24-2017, 02:16 PM
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I've had 3 new guys that I've been giving lessons to in the last couple months - all of them needing focus on getting their brace worked out.

Hands down the drill that fixed posture the fastest was the one leg drill, and I would run them through the knees together drill, the front side hip to the sky - it is REALLY impressive how quickly the 1-leg drill clicks and they would throw further with one leg (done correctly) than with both feet.

I do this drill myself quite regularly when warming up, as it helps me stretch out my front side hips and reminds me to stay loose and focus on posture. I was discussing this drill with a couple buddies this week as we approached the tee for a 275' shot - and I was explaining how quickly it shows players that they'll throw further when they fix their posture and brace angle.

I flipped my back foot over and set my toes on the ground, loose backswing with a Roc on a hyzer and missed the chains by 12".

I just wanted to really express my gratitude to andrew for promoting this drill - and let everybody know that even if you have a relatively good brace, do this drill:

1. It corrects shifting in a different direction than throwing (or shifting from behind).
2. It self-corrects getting posture stacked: toes, knee, nose.
3. It forces a loose backswing and helps teach the importance of getting the disc back to the "starting point" of the power pocket.
4. It's easy to show and explain upper arm alignment to shoulders with this simple drill.
5. Teaches the feeling of instep pressure.
6. It is best done slow - giving you time to be aware of what's happening.

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Old 02-24-2017, 02:40 PM
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Just posting the videos for anyone not familiar with this fantastic drill. I agree that this drill is the #1 thing to get me on the road to proper bracing and swing consistency.

Good counterparts to Sidewinders one leg drill are the hammer videos.





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Old 02-24-2017, 05:47 PM
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To add it helped my sequencing sooo much. I was a victim of early opening launching discs right the way the one leg drill helped me fix keeping the disc backs bit is amazing.

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I recently figured out my weight shift and bracing during a run-up but I've still been having some timing issues with standstill throws. I think this drill just improved it significantly.
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Old 02-24-2017, 09:16 PM
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it is REALLY impressive how quickly the 1-leg drill clicks and they would throw further with one leg (done correctly) than with both feet.
The done correctly part is what I think I'm lacking here. Perhaps you and/or SW can weigh in - I've tried the drill many times, and have watched the video numerous times as well but I'm either doing it wrong or missing something obvious, or going into it with the wrong focus.

I think in the past, I would just pop my rear foot on its toes, balance on the front foot, turn back, and then pull the disc through. Would love to drill this some more, especially with the right intention.
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The done correctly part is what I think I'm lacking here. Perhaps you and/or SW can weigh in - I've tried the drill many times, and have watched the video numerous times as well but I'm either doing it wrong or missing something obvious, or going into it with the wrong focus.

I think in the past, I would just pop my rear foot on its toes, balance on the front foot, turn back, and then pull the disc through. Would love to drill this some more, especially with the right intention.
Video. Also note the front foot must be at least 90 degrees from target in one leg drill.

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Video. Also note the front foot must be at least 90 degrees from target in one leg drill.


Errr ... wrong video but right idea?
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Errr ... wrong video but right idea?
More like the porch dance move:

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Lol! We need the mixtape.

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Just so we're clear, this is what the drill helps avoid:



But really, this was a good reminder...I haven't actually tried to show anyone balance during transfer with this drill/move for some reason. That will change, it's so self correcting.

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