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Old 01-28-2020, 01:08 AM
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Default Forehand Shoulder Position

While watching a random forehand video I noticed the guy didn't close his shoulders to the target. So I thought I would try it out. Turns out my crappy forehand got a lot less crappy and more controllable when I maintained an open, more squared shoulder position during the reachback.

So is this a horrible habit that just happens to be slightly better than my usual forehand? Or is this a legitimate way to throw? What is the ideal shoulder position at full reachback?
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Old 01-28-2020, 02:56 AM
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Really depends on the shot trajectory and stance and distance and flexibility.

If you really wanted to heave an axe into a tree with least effort, wouldn't you turn further back? If you wanted to be more accurate, wouldn't you turn back less?


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Same question. Sometimes I feel like im throwing across my body a bit. From the 2nd picture it looks like that's exactly what I should be doing
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Same question. Sometimes I feel like im throwing across my body a bit. From the 2nd picture it looks like that's exactly what I should be doing
One arm hammer throw:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2eWfwpahfk#t=5m34s

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I'm sorry but maybe I need a bit more of an explanation?
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I'm sorry but maybe I need a bit more of an explanation?
If you feel like your arm is going across your body, then you aren't using your body with it or you are slashing yourself with the sword as SC talks about.
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