patdabunny wrote:I know the info been said before, but I wanted to relate a story that happened to me recently:
I could snap a towel with Feldberg's technique like no other. Loud enough to wake up my son across my house and with two doors closed. Then, it disappeared. I was frustrated. Then, I found it again and found what is making it snap. Three things. 1) Bend your knees and get in a powerful position with your legs. No straight, locked knees allowed. 2) Turn your hips quickly and stop them at 90 deg from target. Allow this to accelerate your arm passively. 3) Once at the right pec, accelerate the arm as fast as you can. It will snap EVERY time if you do that. No if, ands, or buts.
Now that I can see this clearly, I'm going to go back out to the practice field and see if I can incorporate this into my throws. I think that the breakthrough I had last week was that I was doing the above things plus adding BW's snap technique. I have had severe problems with getting my lower body into the throws, so hopefully this can help my throws.
Maybe also the above info can help someone else out there having problems or regressing like I did.
This should be stickied somewhere. I just went in my living room with a towel and did what he suggested and BOOM! Several subtle points that I have read about have been illustrated for me just from doing that. The pause before acceleration never made sense to me. What hit it off for me was the fast hip rotation to 90, and abruptly stopping. It whipped my arm out, but slow enough to where I knew when it was time to let it go on it's own accord, and when to continue whipping it. I just snapped the living #*#$ out of a handkerchief. I know I am going to have to drill the hell out of this until it's natural enough to utilize all of the power from a run up, etc. but this answered a lot of questions I had. I was pulling straight through before, but now I understand the pause. I don't force it, it happens naturally by just rotating your hips to 90 quickly, and then feeling out when to accelerate. It just feels right, and that is what I was searching for. Thank you so much.