Daily Archives: October 15, 2011

Long arm follow-through

In my last post I talked about getting rid of the “hello elbow” and replacing it with a finish that is long, loose and natural. After that post, a reader named Melissa asked if I could post a video that illustrated the point.

This week I had the opportunity to shoot video of one of my students during her lesson. Justine is very long and lanky to begin with, so you can really see the follow-through. Here it is. Note that this is video is running at 1/3 the normal speed to make it easier to see.

Justine demonstrates a long, loose finish


Using this finish allows her to deliver maximum velocity without placing strain on the elbow.

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