What is power from loading... Versus... inefficient movement? What is movement if it is timed poorly? What happens when we lack recruitment (as Jason suggests) in an optimal way?
These are all questions that each have different answers for... depending on the athlete you work with. Each student is entirely unique... so when I publicly recommend a drill (which I really do not like doing, btw)... I like to strip it down as much as possible - involving only the necessary movements/concepts that I would like to illustrate.
In this drill, it's all about developing overlap, positioning the body for successful recruitment, and learning to enhance the stretch-shortening cycle... FOR as many people as humanly possible.
Can we bend at the waist? Sure... but some can never recover. Is too much bend at the knee a contradiction to the stretch-shortening cycle? Absolutely, that's been proven a thousand times over. Is overlap enhanced when our time is spent recovering from contrasting movement (bend down Vs go forward)? I think you get where I'm going...
Last thought... and I truly appreciate your insight and questions...
Efficiency is most often defined as getting more... by doing less. I hope that resonates through those that attempt this kind of drill.
Thank you Java! I posted this video on another thread but what love to have your opinion. This is my DD she started pitching April 2018 so go easy on her. LOL
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