how much body is too much

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  1. bbbbbb

    bbbbbb New User

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    i mean before i use to use only arm in my forehand and now i dont use it at all i just use my unit turn to swing at the ball and keep my arm completly still and at contact use the ww follow through is this wrong should i use more arm?
     
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  2. fuzz nation

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    No way to tell without a look at it - appreciate you description, though.

    Is your stroke consistent? If you have a sensation that you're swinging the racquet more with your legs and core than your arm, you're probably in a good direction with your swing.
     
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  3. GeorgeLucas

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    Rather be too much body than too much arm, my friend.
     
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  4. Djokovicfan4life

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    This.

    bbbbbb, all the great forehands of today's game ideally utilize 180-235 degrees of rotation, whenever possible. However, the latter is for advanced levels only, so I want you to focus on 180 degrees for now. Do a search for posts by BB and type "shoulder tuck" or something of this nature into the keywords section. I guarantee that it will help.

    Matt
     
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  5. user92626

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    A sign of overtwisting your (upper)body in your stroke is that by the end of the day you'll feel a backache. Also, I don't think you can produce much pace with just the body. You'll probably only get low-paced consistence.
     
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  6. Djokovicfan4life

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    Not necessarily. Pain can also stem directly from a lack of proper technique as well. The true problem is the brush, not the canvas.

    Matt
     
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  7. user92626

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    There you go. Overusing (twisting) the body is not proper technique. Hence, pain is a sign.
     
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  8. Djokovicfan4life

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    Shoulders should be "twisted" at around 45 degrees to the net with the back facing it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFibX-inICg
     
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  9. Dreamer

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    I know what you're talking about. I use to over exert my lower body for power, but now i transferred more of the work to my upper body and core. I would say not to force it, don't over think it. You will be surprised how natural weight transfer can become if you let your body figure it out.
     
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  10. Bud

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    This much!

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