Tyler Parsons: What's up everybody? Tyler Parsons here.
Today, I'm going to look at a new segment that I'm going to start and we're going to add this to all the other helpful things that I'm hopefully posting for you, but we want to look at how to prime the muscles for the golf swing.
What I mean by that is, we can sometimes get caught up in some different things we do in the gym.
You know, you look at certain exercises as moving, bicep curl one way, but yet whenever we look at something as complex as a golf swing, we have to be able to use them to our advantage, making sure that they're flexible enough, have the range of motion, but all working in sync together.
I think that's overlooked.
So first installment of this segment, we're going to look at how to prime the muscles, the body, sync it together, make you more powerful, more explosive, reduce that injury and hit some big drives off the tee.
We have our cable cross machine.
You can do this with bands if you're wanting to do this at home.
I've got a little bit of weight loaded up, but what we want to look at is the sequencing, but more importantly, what's engaging along the way and that's one of the tricky parts for me.
Whenever a lot of you send me some different videos, I can't really tell whenever it's slowed down, what's engaging, what's functioning correctly, what's not.
We want to get set up in this golf posture.
You can see I have my hand up high.
This is going to mimic that swing.
I'm nice and loaded and I want to open up and pull.
So there's that sequencing and now I'm having to engage.
So my arm is out of this.
What I'm trying to do is use the abs and obliques, really help stabilize, pull.
We can see that create a nice big lag.
I can then fire through.
It's not necessarily about the weight.
It's going to be engaging, priming those muscles.
So I'm feeling a big, huge strain in through here.
This is what I feel whenever I hit, so whenever I'm hitting those big drives, I'm in.
I'm exploding through this side, really trying to drive off my right into my left.
We can look at what the feet are going to be doing later on, but we really want to try to balance this out and go down in through there.
You can see, not a lot of weight that we're really moving around, okay? So if it's too heavy, we're not going to be doing it correctly.
But fire that around, switch and do the other side.
No, you're not going to be hitting left handed, but we know we want to keep that body balanced.
Again, it's about reducing the risk of injury, getting that body as symmetric as we can, firing, turning you into a machine so that you can go out there, bomb those monster drives.