seabas22 wrote:Im still confused on heel pivot. Does the knee straighten to pivot or is it bent throughout the plant/pivot?
I find it bizarre to try and land the toe 45 degrees from target and then move backward onto the heel for pivot. I feel like my weight goes back when I try to heel pivot. Is this correct?
you may get that weight back in forms of planting on your heel, and/or resulting in a train of sequences that get you a weight back throw from the heel plant, is this correct? that is a weight back throw, the thing to worry about is that while your pivoting on the heel, your shoulders should be going forward, not having to plant on your heel, but the ball of your foot, and then roll the foot to pivot on the heel, to prevent weight back.
the knee should ultimately be kept at least slightly bent, to exert body control, prevent injury (if weak in the knee area), and power.
i would not worry about pivoting the foot, like at all if it is only being worked on independently. it is one of those things that just happen if you focus on the basic mechanical fundamentals like upper body rotation, clearing the hip etc.
if you are doing those mechanics correct based off of the fundamentals that are taught, but you are not pivoting, your timing is off somewhere or not clearing your hip or rotating correctly if at all, so therefore, should be worrying about pivoting, but it is more important to work on other things that create the pivot automatically since it is a thing that just happens by itself.