Thread: Heels?
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Old 03-27-2008, 11:31 AM   #4
Arden Cogar Jr.
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Originally Posted by John Alston View Post
said Dan John in this thread that I was browsing today, coincidentally -

So if the Bulgarians and Dan John say it, it's gotta be true, nyark nyark.

I've seen pics of greats where you can actually see some space under their toes during the pull. A little rock back to forward. Was this in the Tommy Kono book? I forget.
You can also see it in Yoon's pull!

I know repeating heels to myself before a blig clean or snatch (along with arch, and jump) helps me a lot.
Ahhh, garmx......we won't even get into what my screen name is on that place.

So does this mean that you pull from the heels throughout the movement?

I don't know if I agree with that. It doesn't make sense to me. Try doing a vertical jump from your heels. It just seems counter intuitive.

I say that with the understanding that the scoop/power position/second pull is basically a vertical jump with a barbell. At least that's what I'm understanding.

I could be completely wrong about this as I'm learning. But I truly want to know.

All the best, Arden
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