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Old 12-29-2016, 05:45 PM
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Looks like your rear foot is trying to drive your arm instead of your weight/momentum.
So your back foot shouldn't drive the momentum shift? If not, that may be one of my biggest issues.
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Old 12-29-2016, 07:48 PM
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So your back foot shouldn't drive the momentum shift? If not, that may be one of my biggest issues.
It does drive your momentum/weightshift/hips.
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Old 12-29-2016, 08:30 PM
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It does drive your momentum/weightshift/hips.
Misread it, thank you
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So your back foot shouldn't drive the momentum shift? If not, that may be one of my biggest issues.
Turns out your back foot contributes very little to the throw from the end of the reach-back to the release. It helps you keep your balance and acts as a counterweight, but it doesn't contribute much "thrust" to the throw.

It can't. Think about it. It's coming off the ground or on its tip-toes. If it was pushing you forward, it would itself be pushing against the ground. That's not happening. It's being pulled forward by the momentum you've built up in your run-up, and being pulled forward by your core, etc.

The trail leg in a golf swing similarly contributes very little to the downswing.

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(And make no mistake: it's still important for it to work properly. But it doesn't really "drive" anything in the latter phases of the throw.)

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Looks like your rear foot is trying to drive your arm instead of your weight/momentum.


So do you mean the rear foot should drive the weight/momentum, or the weight/momentum should drive the arm?

Edit: you answered this in another reply.


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Old 12-31-2016, 12:47 AM
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Think - ground up kinetic sequences. Rear foot and leg drive/leverage the body forward/targetward and your weight/momentum/arm along with it for the ride. Just think of your weight as the water inside a bottle or cup and the walls of the bottle/cup are your posture/skeleton holding the water/your organs/innards. When you accelerate a cup of water forward the water gets pushed back/loaded against the rear wall of the cup, this is the same thing you feel striding forward, more pressure/weight loads into the rear foot when you leverage and make a move and accelerate your center away from it. Most players incorrectly try to load up on the back foot by making a too backward move with the rear foot and/or leaning/tipping the spine outside posture of the rear foot/leg, instead of firmly bracing upright on the rear leg and leveraging your weight against/inside the back foot for a more powerful and controlled forward move of your center and weight.

Then when you plant and brace yourself on the front foot/leg, the cup stops/slows moving forward but the water/weight continues forward in a wave and pushes/crashes against front wall of the cup. Your water/weight can not be mostly forward until you have firmly planted/braced, and your water/weight can reverse or spill if you are not dynamically keeping it pinned forward. So you then extend the front leg clearing the front hip out right/back to redirect the water/weight to keep momentum flowing around and from crashing and spilling over/pulling you over, so then now momentum is in a smooth tight contained spiral upright against a firm braced dynamic posture(now think water staying put in the bottom of the bucket swinging around any direction, or swirling the water around the cup/bottle walls into a vortex) instead of a linear spill/crash/tip over a static wall, or opening up the front wall/leg letting it all fizzle out(not able to redirect or pin water/weight). The smoother you are and the better posture you maintain, the better you control your weight/momentum/inertial wave from splashing around and spilling out and wasting momentum. Be like water my friend, we are largely water and jello-ish substance except for the bones.

Part 1 of Hershyzer your rear foot/instep should still be able to push your butt/hips into the wall hard/with powerful substance/acceleration at the very end. After pushed up against the wall then you can put your front foot down naturally toward the left side of the tee/closed shorten stance(RHBH), then shift your hips slowly/deliberately back and forth against the wall just an inch or two with massive force and substance behind it into the wall leveraged from your rear leg/foot.

Part 2 of Hershyzer with hand or elbow against wall your rear foot is done driving anything and now acting to counter balance/weight the arm swing and keep you from spilling or spinning your momentum out.

Note that the Door Frame Drills and Hershyzer pt 1 should put you into the same position where you can leverage your hips/weight forward before you have yet planted any or most of your weight on the front foot(because the rear foot is still weighted/leveraging) and no forward arm swing movement has occurred. The Door Frame Drill actually pulls your arm and rotates shoulders/body further away closed from target as you move your hips forward into the plant. You should feel your whole body easily pivoting/turning inside your posture as you move forward. There should be little to no tension through your core and arm until your hips are nearly all the way forward as they can go. Think of a bow and arrow, but pushing the bow/hips forward to load tension while the arrow/disc remain in place, instead of drawing/pulling back the string/arm/arrow/disc away from the target to load tension.





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Old 12-31-2016, 01:33 AM
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Id save that essay for easy replication on other threads. Excellent explanation
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First off thanks SW for the detailed explanation. I've definitely been thinking about the "throw" all wrong. I just thought bracing was some magic movement and voila your arm turned into a 450' disc slinger (gross simplification, but you get the gist).

So I've watched the hershyzer drill, and all of your drills many times and I've actually gotten out of my computer chair and done them. I haven't done the hershyzer though, at least not in a really long time.

After just a couple of those and trying it out in a simplified x step in my backyard, it feels like when leading with the hips or butt, the weight just catches or shifts more naturally on the plant foot as a reaction to the motion or body positions, and once I rotate, the rear leg wants to counterbalance and go behind more naturally instead of trying to force it or instead of spinning out. Feels smoother/more effortless/more balanced and like the arm just wants to release or follow everything as a result. I hope I'm on the right track with this, this may be just what I needed. It will take some practice to implement it with proper timing but this could be the next step to figuring all of this out.
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First off thanks SW for the detailed explanation. I've definitely been thinking about the "throw" all wrong. I just thought bracing was some magic movement and voila your arm turned into a 450' disc slinger (gross simplification, but you get the gist).

So I've watched the hershyzer drill, and all of your drills many times and I've actually gotten out of my computer chair and done them. I haven't done the hershyzer though, at least not in a really long time.

After just a couple of those and trying it out in a simplified x step in my backyard, it feels like when leading with the hips or butt, the weight just catches or shifts more naturally on the plant foot as a reaction to the motion or body positions, and once I rotate, the rear leg wants to counterbalance and go behind more naturally instead of trying to force it or instead of spinning out. Feels smoother/more effortless/more balanced and like the arm just wants to release or follow everything as a result. I hope I'm on the right track with this, this may be just what I needed. It will take some practice to implement it with proper timing but this could be the next step to figuring all of this out.
The first step to learning is doing. You have the right idea of doing the drills along with the video.

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Back with a quick update. Haven't been able to throw for about a week, but since then I've been re-evaluating how I approach the throw. I've been trying to focus on building the throw from the ground up and just letting the arm go along for the ride, so to speak. Focusing on, from the top of the backswing, pushing the rear foot to engage the hips, then torso, then shoulders which bring the arm through.

Threw some today, and it went alright for the most part, although I had a strong tailwind where I was throwing so it was kind of hard to gauge. A

This video has a practice swing and one drive. The practice swing I think looked a little better in terms of the rear foot, but it seems to spin out more on the actual drive. Also on the practice swing, looks like my momentum wants to take me to the right of the teepad a bit. Could this be due to balance more towards my heel vs my toes?

For reference, it was an orc that went about 350. I threw some drives that felt great and was hitting near my max distance with smoother/less effort than before.

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