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Old 11-18-2013, 11:02 PM   #39
Basia Halliop
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 711
Re: Biomechanics of simple throwing

Though whether it's what people instinctively do on their first try is a different question - it may well not be. Like in rock climbing where almost every new beginner wants to drag themselves up by basically doing chin ups. It sucks as a method, yet it seems to be practically an instinct, it's so common among beginners (especially if they're fit young men, who seem especially prone to forgetting they have a lower body or that not everything is best done with muscle, and for whom brute strength tends to compensate enough for terrible technique to give them a bit of success as long as they're climbing something very easy). But then beginners tend to fall off constantly and not be able to climb anything difficult, and to use a huge amount of unnecessary strength to get up.

Last edited by Basia Halliop : 11-18-2013 at 11:15 PM.
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