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    • #70456
      AvatarJim Rooker
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      How can I apply ‘create torque for a stable shoulder’ to shooting in basketball?  When shooting I try to keep my shooting hand pointed at and perpendicular to the basket as long as possible.  The issue is when I setup, to get my hand to line up with the basket and be flat I have to move my elbow out.  This internally rotates my shoulder.  Any ideas on how I can apply the ideas of torque to shooting mechanics? Thanks

    • #72719
      AvatarAnonymous

      You need to work with shoulder external rotation so your elbow stacks underneath your hand and your shoulder is in a better position. Your wrist rom may be an impacting factor.

    • #72722
      AvatarJim Rooker
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      If a supple leopard has his/her hand stacked directly over the elbow, and the elbow and shoulder are in a straight line towards the target, will the hand, while relaxed, also be inline to the basket?

    • #72724
      AvatarBilly Carbonneau

      How about the front rack Mob?

    • #72725
      AvatarAnonymous

      Yes, it is a front rack position.
      Are you able to place your hands into the optimal set up position for front rack?

    • #72746
      AvatarJim Rooker
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      when in the front rack position, my hands are facing in.  I’d like my hand to be facing the basket so I won’t need to rotate my forearm as I shoot.  By minimizing forearm rotation in the shot I simplify the skill and greatly increase precision and accuracy.

    • #72750
      AvatarAnonymous

      In a front rack position your hands shouldn’t be facing in.
      Your shooting hand is facing the basket.

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