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- Nov 2, 2008
Rear foot should counter behind(to right tee side) front foot when it leaves the ground.
You should not be pushing your hip around(or up) by extending the drive leg. The rear knee should bend like walking and the rear hip will drop lower and swivel/rotate freely thanks to gravity.Lastly I also put more of a focus on pushing my hip around by extending my drive leg, ending in a balanced position above my drive leg.
As to some questions:
- does the equal and opposite motion of throwing at an angle while balancing myself with my back leg look good to you? It certainly feels better for me to throw this way.
- I am not sure on where to go next. In the last couple of sessions I tried to work some more on the arm angle and leg countering but not much changed. What do you think is my next step to work on?
You should not be pushing your hip around(or up) by extending the drive leg. The rear knee should bend like walking and the rear hip will drop lower and swivel/rotate freely thanks to gravity.
I think I got the idea to extend my drive leg to push my hip around from these two videos, I linked you the time stamps.
I have probably misunderstood something along the way. Are you meaning to say I should not actively push my drive leg out (possibly hyper extending the leg and shredding my knee in the process) or should I keep it more bent like Will Schusterick does? So far I thought pushing my right hip up with my drive leg and turning around my right foot along the way towards the target is the way to go.
I just tried doing it against a wall and it felt better immediately. Also made me think of the inside swing drill when letting go of the ledge.I recommend when you do the door frame drills (which I absolutely, fully encourage you to do right now) that you start with something like along a wall so that your arm and posture get feedback from it at first. You should drop your mAss more directly away from the frame with your hand somewhere between navel and sternum.
Explaining it with the chair is a really nice move. It makes sense that I need to get on my toes to swivel the hip instead of standing on the side of foot.Also your rear knee is locked out and fully extended, instead of bending into it. Your rear foot plantar flexion should bend/flex your knee toward the toes like walking forward/normal. Your knee is going behind your ankle like walking backwards.