Fitness Friday: Improving Forearm Rotation

Golf Digest fitness editor Ron Kaspriske demonstrates an exercise program that will help you pick up some desired yards.

Released on 8/13/2015

Transcript

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So I'm out here in my backyard gym
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to demonstrate an exercise that's gonna compliment
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what Mike Laboge was talking about
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when he talks about left-arm, forearm rotation
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which is really gonna provide clubhead speed
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especially through impact.
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The right arm wants to go, but if your left arm
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isn't as strong or as functional,
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you're not going to be able to tap into that speed.
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So what do you do in the gym?
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Well, two things.
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One is, you have to work on your fast-twitch muscle fibers.
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We've all got it, some of us have more than others,
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but we've all got it.
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And the idea with this is, I just want you
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to make forearm rotations
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almost like you're turning a screwdriver.
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So it's just keen to rolling over, rolling over
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as fast as you can go
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go faster, faster,
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notice I'm using a light-weight dumbbell for this.
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Don't use a heavy weight.
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That's the second part here, where again,
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we're gonna take a heavier dumbbell,
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and now we're gonna work on improving overall strength,
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not just the fast-twitch muscle fiber.
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And again, the movement is just like
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turning a screwdriver.
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So you really just kinda whip.
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So then you incorporate that forearm rotation
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and that screwdriver action,
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and that's really where you're gonna get speed
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through the hitting area.
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That's it for this week, thanks for watching,
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we'll see you next Friday.
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