05/06/2020 by nygolffitnessguru 25 Comments
The BEST TWO STRETCHES for Golfers! Part 2 – Golf Fitness, NYC
If you didn’t catch Part 1 of this article click this link below.
Now let’s move on to Part 2
The Reverse Wall Squat
- You complain of being too "armsy".
- Players will often complain of being stuck or trapped with their arms on the downswing.
- You come over-the-top or cast.
- Your clubface stays open too long.
- You hit a block to the right, a hook, or a block-slice.
- You’ve lost power and distance off the tee.
Early Extension is one of the biggest issues amateur golfers struggle with and it happens when the hips move forward (go into extension) or (straighten up) too early in the downswing transition.
This is best seen using a down-the-line view as the pelvis moves closer to the ball on the downswing.
- If you stand up too early in the golf swing than what happens is it kills your rotation, your lower body gets in the way of where your arms are trying to go. This is because the lower body has moved into the space where the arms need to go and as a result you usually have to release the angles in your wrists early which will reduce clubhead speed and result in a loss of distance off the tee.
Think of pulling your hips back and away from the wall as you press your knees slightly outwards.
*The more mobile you become over time the closer to the wall you will be able to get to start the movement.
Being able to perform the Overhead Deep Squat is paramount to develop a proper kinematic sequence of motion during transition and the downswing. Without the ability to initiate the downswing with the lower body, a player can easily dominate the downswing with an upper body, forcing the over-the-top swing plane.
Longer Drives, Lower Scores, Fewer Injuries