Bradley Walker wrote:
Stop the elbow. Yes. Stop the elbow. The only real way to extend the lower arm is to stop the elbow while continuing to open the shoulders. The shoulders continue to open but the elbow nearly stops in space, in fact it almost moves back and to the right.
Stopping the elbow starts the arm chop, and is the first step to flying the wrist open.
For the last few months (since I started doing right pec drills)I have been agonizing over whether or not I should ask someone what I should be doing with my upper arm, I think this post has almost exactly answered my question.
If I am understanding this correctly, from the right pec position, I will turn my shoulders, and chop my arm, but my upper arm will stay relatively motionless until later in the elbow chop. When I do this, ths shoulders don't really pull my arm or elbow AROUND, but are almost pulling back, straightening my arm out slowly, then very quickly near the end of the elbow chop. I have read people describing the throw as cracking a whip, and I would descrip this feeling as the sudden tug as the whip nears full extension to cause it to crack....
Is this correct or am I way off?