Parsonsgolfperformance.com and today I'm going to bring you an exercise that you're going to be able to check and see if you're limited on it, if so we've got the solution to fix it.
The muscle we're going to look at is the lat, which starts, insertion point here, loops around, comprises, makes up the majority of the back.
Now I'm a big pull up guy.
I love doing that exercise, you know the contraction coming down, trying to grow those wings out there, get a little bit wider, but unfortunately as we do this, we really start to tighten it up.
If we're looking at it from a golf perspective the lats is what's going to allow the hands to get up in that position that we want them too.
If they're a little bit tight, we may be down here.
You may find a compensation of swing, flatten out.
There's a couple different things.
We want to eliminate any compensations in the swing, always.
That way we can brace and do what we want to do and produce more power.
What a traditional stretch is you can do is with a stability ball, you can roll it out and you can go side to side which is pretty good, but I'm always looking for something a little bit more aggressive to really hit home and stretch that out.
I'll use a bar here today, you can use a wall if you need to, or anything.
What i'm going to do is go down to the side and allow this to sink back, and then I just want to try to lean into it the best that I can.
As I'm doing so, I'm feeling a really big stretch all in through here.
We're going to start changing that around so it drops down.
We're going to try to stretch the entire thing, okay? As you start, just see how high you can get those hands to lift.
We would like for them to be nice and straight, bicep up next to that ear, going straight over head and try to get them up to or past the ear.
Past the ear would be great.
What we want to watch for is as we get up in here we don't start to break down with the arm and cheat or we don't start working that thoracis extension.
That's definitely going to be a dead giveaway that it's tight.
Into the bar, we can go front on first, allow that to drop down.
You can take it out to the side, continue to wedge.
As I'm doing that, again I'm trying to allow this body to sink down into it.
I'll do this side so you can see a little bit better.
Right in through here, and I'll even take my arm here and try to pull down on that muscle tissue so that it's ...
Basically the muscle tissue being like a rubber band.
I know I've said this before in one of the videos, but to rehash.
What we're doing as it's stretched, as you push on it, put more tension, you're basically stretching out a stretched rubber band, so you can see where that would start to progress really fast.
We'll keep on going, we'll do that front on, and then as we go higher into that arm, try to bend that body more down at the waist, and really start to push.
As I'm doing that, I'm actually feeling it all down and through here, just going to be that lower point of the insertion.
Really starting to get those stretched out.
Once you're done you can go up and you always want to re-test and see sort of where that gets to.
Again, I'm trying to make sure that that lower back stays nice and straight and I'm getting those arms up.
Definitely want to help you get into a better position.
The better those lats are, the wider the arc we can create and we know that if we have a wider arc you should be able to produce more club head speed.
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