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Old 05-27-2009
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I worked on the catch with a new focus yesterday. I focused on keeping my heels in place as I turned my feet out. Based on the fact that my heels tend to touch when I turn my feet out, I figured the pivot point of the turn was closer to the middle of my feet. I just shifted the pivot point over to the heels. It feels crazy wide, but I think that's a good thing.

Watching Moses, he seems to angle his lower legs out as he's drawing them forward. I wonder if he would be even faster if he didn't. I guess it's better than the knees spreading apart or the heels coming together. (I don't need to worry about it because I'm no where near as flexible as Moses.)
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I spread my legs too far apart, that is how I got injured.
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I spread my legs too far apart, that is how I got injured.
Do you turn your knees out like a ballet dancer? http://z.about.com/d/dance/1/0/o/0/-/-/IMG_1217.jpg That is external rotation of the entire leg from the hip. The whip kick requires a little internal rotation which angles the feet outward.
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