I've been searching the threads & the S&S book for more on this thought, but figured I'd post anyway to see if I have myself straight on this. Thanks in advance if it's been answered elsewhere!! I've been working thru the S&S routine again, really getting my swing basics down again with the 24kg bell, and I suspect fatigue (and a subluxation of my neck causing overall biomechanical asymmetry) led me to a minor quad lumborum strain recently. After a couple of weeks off (and a great correction) I'm back at it, but I've noticed an aspect of the swing that I have yet to seen fully described yet. Pavel describes the cramping of the glutes right until the very last instant that the arms make contact with the legs on the down swing. Would it be accurate to say that from explosion to propel the bell, that the glutes would be cramped, and at the very last moment, you end up "catching" the bell with the glutes into the hip hinge? This feels so much better, and does not seem to involve the QL in the way I think I was doing. Thanks for input on this.