Tyler Parsons again with Parsonsgolfperformance.com.
Today we're looking how you can create more power in your golf swing using just the cable cross.
Stay tuned, we're going to dive into the exercises to help you achieve more ground [inaudible 00:00:17] creating more ground force and explosive power through the swing.
To start out we have a bar.
You can use obviously a band, handle, whatever you need to.
The wider we get it, the more I like this exercise.
We go down to our golf posture, we're just doing a lift.
We're up and across.
You want to make sure that as we get loaded, we've got a nice little turn, driving off that back leg, and we're up and over.
[inaudible 00:00:46] feel like I want to throw this up and through the ceiling with my left hand.
That way you're really having to push, engaging this entire side.
We have our nice little rotational aspect, staying grounded, using those feet.
Twist turn as much like a golf swing as we can.
We can flip, and go to the other side.
Here's another really good exercise for you.
I've got it loaded up with our bar and we're going to go on and grab and make sure that I'm making a nice big turn.
That's going to be key.
From there I'll start with my feet together, I want to step out so that we have our load with the big turn, driving in, nice full rotation, making sure that we stay down in that golf posture, but really drive with that trail hand, making sure again, especially if we're looking at a driver, lot of times we'll see people with the upper body coming way out in front.
That's obviously not what we want to do with the drive.
With the drive we're going to be in through here, behind the ball.
Get loaded, turn, explode through.
Going through, making sure that we're driving as hard as we can, producing that power, exploding off of that back foot, do both ways to even out the body.
On this one we're going to switch the handle over.
This is going to allow me to do punches.
What I'm going to do is I'm going to drop down into a half kneeling stance.
One of big reasons I like the half kneeling, is that I'm having to engage and I'm using my leg muscles.
As I go to fire through, I'm going to have an unstable surface so working a little bit on that balance and I'm going to have to disassociate the hips from that upper body.
Then whenever we go to stand up and go through to do the same motion, now we feel much more grounded.
We're able to explode and use that ground to create those ground forces and power we want.
We're down, nice and tall.
Spin and drive, that upper body out and through the best that you can.
Switch over, same thing on the other side.
On this one, we don't need to change much of anything.
I just lowered it down, leaving the same handle.
What I'm going to do is I'm going to get a nice little base, trying to get into my golf posture.
I'm going to try to keep it there, and we're going to do a one-armed row, and as it comes up, I'm wanting you to turn and load.
You can see as I'm turning, it's not going to be going much past that chest.
We're going to go from here again, really trying to drive, pulling, creating a lot of force.
It's going to be extremely important that you use that lower body.
You can see that legs engaging, they're wanting to squat low, expand, really hitting that stretch shortened cycle.
Even though it's a back exercise, so the more we go through the more it's going to be like that golf swing.
Starting with this one, went on and dropped it all the way to the bottom.
I still have the handle.
One of the big reasons I like this again is we're going to be using that lower body for force.
It's going to be a total body movement.
What we're basically going to do is snatch so I don't have to worry as much about a lot you having bad form because it tends to take care of itself.
We get it so it's basically just over.
Again watch that low back, upper back.
Try to stay in that golf posture.
We'll do nice little squat, extending up and we'll do an upright row from there.
We down and up.
Trying to draw it.
Use as much low body as you can.
If you're setting there just trying to pull with the shoulder, it should be too heavy.