I am sure you have heard or have been correct about having a football move or better known as a flat move. This is true when we are referring to your breasts neck turn. I have preached to my students many times about how they are having a club, not a bat. However, when referring to getting the sense of an effective weight transfer, I must recant some of my terms, because shifting like a mixture is a great way to get the appropriate feel of a move. Let me explain myself in the following content.
Making an effective horizontal weight move to the left (right if you’re a lefty) on the down move is one of the keys to generating power. In this case we are discussing of the loading and unloading of weight through your lower whole body (legs and hips). This movement is comparable to that of a football player as he steps into the football when he shifts.
The following exercise will help you get the sense of this often uncomfortable and complicated part of the move.
Start off by taking your regular position when you deal with the football. With a tee, mark you on the outside (target side) of you. With this done, place both legs together, by shifting you towards your returning legs until you are touching.
With you together, create a regular returning move. As you begin your down move and during the begin of your down move, move you sideways to the placement it normally consumes when you deal with the football or returning to you marking. In other terms, on the begin of the down move, step into the football with you. Absolve me this, just like a football move.
Just joking, this is one of the best exercises for getting a clear sensation of what an effective weight move feels like. During this exercise, just be careful not to affect your regular beat. Ensure that your movements are smooth and coördinated. You may find that reducing your pace down may help with your beat.
As I talk about an activity and its influence on the move, I think of another game that I have to deal with here in Nova Scotia, North america. You guessed it, tennis, the phrase “that is not a tennis stick you are holding” gets used a longer period than not with my juniors. This causes, fast hands, fast neck turns, premature begin of the down move, but I deteriorate, this is a subject for another content. One game at some point is enough, until the very next occasion.