Thanks for the diagnosis Dr. Dan, MB.
I had no idea that the shoulder speed should vary between anny and hyzer, but that makes a lot of sense when I take a couple of practice shots of each type. For the anhyzer, whipping the shoulder around really feels like the best way to get that up and over sweeping motion.
So far the only time I've been able to slow my shoulder rotation down at all and had a sense of what the elbow chop feels like is with Blake's garage drill where you don't start your pull until you've made eye contact with the target (link
Blake_T wrote:hang up a bed-sheet or something in the garage. draw a 1' x 1' square on it. stand 8-10' back and perform stationary right pec drills that begin with a 90 degree turn of the right shoulder (turning you from 180 degrees away to 90 degrees away) and a slight lean/weight shift over your pivot foot. the chop will happen then. your goal is to throw full power at the square. DO NOT physically pull at all until you have visual contact and you can feel things directed down the line towards the square.
So what I am thinking I should be doing is continuing to work on this drill with extra attention paid to the shoulders. To do this it seems like I should try to have a sequence that looks something like
1. Have a medium-length reach back (like in my video);
2. Use my hips to get from shoulders away from the target to shoulders parallel to the target which pulls the disc in close to my rear peck;
3. Use my elbow to guide the disc across my chest to the elbow maxed out / disc in armpit position
4. Unload and try to nail that towel!
The problem, to my mind, is that there are multiple timing issues to deal with in there and trying to concentrate on that entire sequence at once. Is there an intermediate sequence or drill that would allow me to focus on less timing issues all at once and then the next step after that would be the sequence I outlined above?