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Have you ever felt that awkward tightness in your low back or your neck after an hour of practicing at the range? Maybe you can only make it 9 holes before that hip starts to flare up. Why does the pain keep you from finishing the round when you’re so close to shooting your lowest 18 hole score ever? Most amatuer golfers will pop an advil and play through the pain until they are forced to quit, but did
you know that pro golfers experience the same pain? The difference is, they have a team of experts surrounding them to point out flaws, pre-habilitate injuries with training before they appear, and when they do run into problems, they have the best doctors in the industry to get them back out on the weekend. How would you like to have the same tools that the pros have available to you. To know the golf swing, not just technically, but to really understand the movement and how to simplify the swing into it’s most basic components. This information will relay into your balance, strength and mobility to create a more fluid, anatomically stable golf swing. Free of the pain, tightness, and soreness you have experienced so often.
How would you like to have power like this in your own hands?
Let’s begin with possibly the most important, but also the most misunderstood component in the golf swing: THE HIP JOINT.
There are many muscles left unmentioned in the below text. For the purpose of this information, we have included only the primary muscle groups necessary to cover the functional movements that are created at the hips. For more in depth information regarding fascia lines (anatomy trains), other muscles groups, and other body segments, please join us for one of our webinars or online classes.
Every golfer has heard that “The hips are used in the golf swing.” You’ve heard about x-factor, separation, and using the ground for power, but have you ever really thought about how important the hips are? All over the world, players blame loss of yardage, lack of rotation and postural imbalances on their hips because that’s what they’ve been told, but they don’t understand WHY. “I have no flexibility”,“My back hurts” and “I can’t turn like I used to” are all commonly used on the golf course as excuses, not motivation. These phrases should inspire curiosity, “How do I increase my flexibility?”, “Why does my back hurt?”, and “Why is it all my hips fault?” These are motivation, to get rid of back pain, to increase distance, increase balance, and more. If we understand the role of the hips in the golf swing, we can train ourselves to prevent back pain caused by lost hip mobility, and stability.
Our hip joint contains muscles which perform a variety of functions – flexion, extension, abduction, adduction, and rotation, but they all work cooperatively together, or should be, to achieve both mobility and stability. What happens when they don’t?
An injury to the hip joint will often affect more than just the hip; the effects can reach as far as the knee, the lower back, and shoulder. Thomas Myers, author of Body3 A Therapist’s Anatomy Reader quotes, “Because of the deeply cubed way this ball and socket joint fits together, and the strength of the muscles around it, the effects of trauma and injury to this part of the body often get pushed into the knee or the lower back, rather than showing up directly in the hip. Likewise, postural imbalances in the hip tend to force problems or pain to occur either north or south of this super-strong joint…”
In the golf swing, every ‘body’ will compensate differently, most players can fake hip rotation by rotating the pelvis.
Can be found in Beat Back Pain” Part 1 by Barbara Depta. (This will be given to you for FREE when you purchase the course)
How can you tell if you are creating hip rotation or pelvic rotation? All of that, and more is explained in the course on HIPS STABILITY & MOBILITY which is just a small part of this program right here