Originally Posted by Bode Klammer
So are you sayiing that there are effective movements that PMTS would not allow? Does not that prove the point that, at least at the highest level, PMTS is limiting?
What I'm saying is that if you believe knee angulation is always
an effective movement, then yes, my understanding is that PMTS does not allow for it to be used in the belly of the turn -- ie, under load.
What it boils down to, is whether or not you think a movement is effective, and what that means. If you suggest that knee angulation under load is acceptable, then yes PMTS is limiting. If you think that throwing the shoulder to initiate a turn is ok, then PMTS is limiting again. (Although the second example may not be "effective".)
From what I understand, knee angulation is acceptable only when forces are low. eg, at turn initiation and after completion.
Photos of HH counterbalancing between neutral and fall-line on dry land, look a lot like knee angulation to me. However, this is abandoned as the loads increase, where the legs extend and hip angulation takes over. This is sensible to me.
But now, we've got the definition of "effective" in the way.