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Old 12-13-2012, 08:38 AM   #148
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The forearm muscles that control the wrist [there is no muscle in the wrist - it is a joint] can be activated relatively early in the forward stroke to maximize a "laid back wrist" and slightly delay the forward slap - but in the power phase of the stroke it is "letting go" of any built up tension that will allow the greatest power in the stroke.

But even in "laying back the wrist" it would be more productive to do so passively as a result of holding the arm in the proper position so that rotational and linear forces generated from the body leave the relatively heavy racquet and arm behind, as the body begins to whip around and forward.

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