Catch The Weight On Your Heels - The Worst Cue Ever

I feel like yelling 'heels' is the most overused cue given by coaches.  'Sit back on your heels', or 'Catch the weight on your heels' are all cues that are used when they shouldn't be. I am going to do my best to stay calm, but this cue is just dumb.

Having heard this cue for so many years of my weightlifting career I just believed it was something I was supposed to do. Yet whenever I caught a snatch or a clean I knew deep down that my weight was not as far back in my heels as it could have been. I didn't tell anyone because I was doing just fine and didn't want to have to relearn the pull and the catch all over again. After a few years of lifting I thought about it more and more and realised how catching a snatch far back on your heels is just idiotic. It doesn't make sense. And here's why...