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    Default Upper arm muscles used in cue action/ Final 'thrust' from pause.

    Hi all,

    I had my cueing sweet for quite some time, but much overthinking and tinkering later, and my technique seems to have been wiped from memory.

    So........... was wondering what upper arm muscles are used in hitting from the elbow, and in what way? ie, what kind of motion from the biceps and triceps- are they being actively worked, or are they just 'propelling' the cue with gravity?

    So, from final front pause, these should be a slow deliberate pull back of the cue (I liken it to an elastic band or a spring). Also- the final strike from the back pause, the 'thrust' (which is essentially the shot itself)- any advice and insight into this?

    Therefore, another point of discussion:

    - is the cue action a gravity-based pendulum action of the forearm hinging from the elbow?

    or

    - if it is a controlled use of biceps and triceps working the elbow, is it propelling the cue along the hinge line of gravity, or is it an active flexing of these muscles along the whole line?

    or

    - is the cue action merely an opening and closing of the grip along the line?

    Thoughts, insights and experiences appreciated!

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    It's the bicep and to a lesser extent the brachalias muscle as your grip is in the hammer position some secondary stress is placed on that muschle which closes the forearm towards your bicep. Triceps having nothing to do with hitting the cue ball it's for extending and pushing with the arm, snooker cue action closes the fulcrum of bicep to forearm so it's mainly the bi that does the work.

    Also thinking of the muscles will probably screw up your action more as your probably going to tense and relax those muscles too much over thinking it I would just concentrate on being smooth through the ball keep the grip and the arm relaxed and let the cue do the work.

    The old 'don't hit at the ball' is probably what you've forgot to work on in your mind to solve this problem perhaps. Good luck

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