Click the YouTube icon on this video for a brief overview on how to properly perform this exercise to prevent injury
Analyze your ability to independently separate your lower body from your upper body by performing this test. This is a crucial skill to possess during the downswing phase of your golf swing, because it will enable you to achieve a more powerful torque that’ll maximize distance and prevent injury.
Analyze your ability to independently rotate your upper body on your lower body by performing this test. To incorporate proper sequencing during the backswing phase of your golf swing, it is essential to possess this separation between the upper and lower body. Good thoracic mobility and lower body stability is required to achieve this skill.
Perform this test to assess hip internal and external rotational mobility in a weight bearing position. If decreased hip mobility is observed during this test, then it’s likely that you are compensating with excessive lateral motion (side to side movement) during your golf swing. This compensation may potentially result in an injury anywhere along the lower quarter of the body, so make sure to give this test a try and correct your swing!
We all know the importance of good core activation during the golf swing. However, if you’re only strengthening those muscles to become stronger, your missing a HUGE piece to the puzzle.
It is crucial to educate and train your body to facilitate proper motor control patterns. Without this, your body cannot effectively initiate and control the coordination required to produce the fluid motion that is necessary throughout the swing.
This video explains a poor postural characteristic known as the anterior pelvic tilt, and how it may relate to the precision of your swing. It also provides 4 motor control exercises to help correct that anterior tilt, prevent injury, and gain more pelvic control for optimal performance!
Click the YouTube icon on this video for a brief overview on how to properly perform these exercises to increase hip mobility and prevent injury
Here are 3 exercises that will increase your thoracic spine (mid spine) mobility. These exercises will help you in achieving the necessary rotational movement that is required to promote totality and power during your backswing .
Side Note: These exercises are intended to be instructional and do not serve as medical advice. Perform at your own risk
Lack of mobility and flexibility in your neck (cervical spine) and surrounding muscles, place limitations on your ability to rotate your upper body independently from your neck during your golf swing. When rotational ranges of motion are decreased from too much muscular inflexibility, you will develop compensations within the cervical spine causing it to have increased movement during your swing. This is not good as the cervical spine should be relatively motionless compared to the upper body or torso during the backswing.
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