Learn This Power Move From Dustin Johnson's Trainer

Dustin Johnson's trainer, Joey Diovisalvi, has created a compound exercise that will get you to move like DJ at the top of the swing and help you hit it further.

Released on 8/19/2016

Transcript

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Let's talk golf and fitness.
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Welcome to Fitness Friday, and I've got a tip for you today
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that's going to address three things
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that are important to work on to get better
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at hitting the ball further, with more power and stability.
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I'm going to grab my loop.
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So, any tubing will do, just put it down
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around the bottom of your ankles, and step in.
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Once you've done that, grab yourself a driver,
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and then let's get to work.
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So, let's talk about why we're doing it and why it matters.
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One of the things that I have noticed
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over years and years of questions being asked me,
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Coach, how do I get a better ability to feel transition?
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You start in the middle, the center of gravity,
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anatomical neutral.
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It's the human body in the strongest position.
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What I like about that is it creates activation and feel.
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Your brain sends a signal to the rest of your body.
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Okay, so let's get your body in the game.
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Take the driver and put it up on your collar bone, okay?
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Bring your hands and cross them at the top,
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and then put your feet together.
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Flex your knees, and it's gonna be really simple.
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Get with me, and let's get to work.
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Here we go.
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We're gonna take a big step right.
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That's a power step.
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And what I want you to notice is this tubing
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creates resistance, and it creates brain activity.
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Your brain now is saying, I've gotta step
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with a lot more power and energy.
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And then place your foot on the ground.
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Your leg should be in a flexed position.
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Let me quickly show it to you from the side,
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because that's important.
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So here's the flex position.
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Now we'll get back to work, we'll walk
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through the other two steps, and we'll do five together.
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Here we go.
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Power position, activate and step.
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Take a back swing, so now you're feeling very connected
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with your body and your brain.
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Then from this position, I want you to transition,
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some teachers refer to it as the bump,
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or getting to the opposite side.
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Once you transition, you're feeling all this energy
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and activation because the band is stretched far.
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And for that to happen, your muscles have to be engaged.
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Once you've transitioned, literally rotate your body,
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bring your arch into the ground,
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and release your toe and heel.
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Now, let's do a few together so you can see
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how it looks and feels.
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Here we go, I'll count it out.
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Work with me at home, here we go.
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Step one, load, flex, back swing.
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Transition, release.
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Let's do it one more time.
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Step, flex, feel the ground.
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Rotate, transition, and release it.
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Two, we got three more, we're working.
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Activate the band.
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Follow the steps.
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Rotate, transition, release.
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Last two, here we go.
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Step, feel the ground, power comes from the ground up.
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Big turn, back towards the target,
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transition, and release.
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Now, let's do this last one together.
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Here we go.
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Big step, far as you can go.
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Knee flexed, big rotation, transition,
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and release it.
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Try that drill, have fun, and hit it further.
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