Fitness Friday: Improving Proprioception In Your Golf Swing

The golf swing requires good proprioception because it's impossible to watch the movements of every body part involved and watch the ball. Here are two body-weight exercises you can do that will improve your awareness of body movements when you swing.

Released on 12/4/2015

Transcript

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Okay, we have Reggie here at Exos to help
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us demonstrate two simple exercises
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I like to use to challenge golfers' proprioception.
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The first one being single leg to hip rotation,
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and the second one being
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dynamic single leg drop with rotation.
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The first one,
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single leg to hip rotation,
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as you can see we need a chair or some other
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stable structure to hold onto for this exercise.
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We're going to be standing on one leg,
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the other leg we're gonna take to the back wall,
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and feel like we're pointing this toward
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the back wall the whole time.
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Just a small bend in the knee that's on the ground.
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Now, from here, keeping our balance holding onto the chair,
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we're gonna open up our hip and our spine,
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and then close down our hip and spine.
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Good, and really sinking into that hip.
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And opening up,
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three to five seconds opening up,
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three to five seconds closing down.
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We really wanna feel a good stretch in that down leg.
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This is great exercise because it's teaching us
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to control our hip rotation through movement.
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Very similar to the golf swing.
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We know that as we load and explode,
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our hips are going into a rotation.
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We need to understand where our body is throughout
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this golf swing.
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Excellent.
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Now, coming over here we're going to do
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our second exercise which is a lot more dynamic.
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This is what we term at Exos neural activation.
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Firing up our nervous system to get us ready
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to go and explode after the ball.
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So, we're gonna start with two feet on the ground
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about shoulder-width apart.
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We're gonna take our arms up to the ceiling,
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and drop,
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and rotate,
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rotate,
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and rest.
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Again, you can see that drop is a very
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quick, violent action.
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And again Reggie,
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and drop,
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rotate,
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rotate,
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good.
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Really challenges our balance here,
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our single leg stability,
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but also firing up our nervous system
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at the same time.
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We want to do about three to five on each side.
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These are two simple exercises we like
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to use at Exos to challenge proprioception.
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Please visit our website at TeamExos.com/golf
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for more information.
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