Tyler Parsons: What's up everybody? Tyler Parsons back again, bringing some more exercises you can do to help out, improve that body, make that golf game better.
So, I'm so sort of thinking, "Okay, obviously the next segment needs to be on the hips, but how do we want to look at the hips? Do we want to just lump it all together?" And the answer's going to be no just because there's so much going on.
The hips are actually obviously going to blend, the lower body into the upper body so a lot can go wrong in through there.
We're going to break this down into a bunch of different segments.
Today we're going to be looking into that internal rotation, okay? Basically, we're breaking this down, making it nice and simple.
As I make a backswing, I'm going to be internally rotating on this back leg then as I drive and come forward now I'm internally rotating here.
A lot of you, especially the males, are going to have very, very tight hips and this is going to be a huge issue.
Where this becomes the biggest problem is whenever we can't internally rotate, this is where we might see some extra lateral movement.
In my case, I'm a little bit tight, I see a little bit of a breakdown, I like to set into that hip, extra bend in that knee.
We don't want extra pieces in the golf swing.
That's something else that we have to time, something else that can go wrong.
We want it as simple as we can because it's already a difficult game.
Okay? So, let's look at what we can do to actually improve that internal rotation.
The first one's very simple.
I like to take the feet a little bit wider apart than normal and I want you to really focus, get in front of a mirror and turn, keeping that leg straight and just over-rotate into that hip.
Okay, so you can see I'm way over and then sort of just squat down into it a little bit and stand back up.
In this instance I'm going to be flexing that knee.
I can feel a big stretch back into that hip.
But, again, we're sort of rehearsing, this will be the position that we want to get into, this is what's going to help stretch that out.
Very straight forward, obviously.
We're going to go through, do both sides, we can do a set of 10.
Then we want to go over to a hip windshield wiper and this is my least favorite exercise for me to do because it's difficult, so, probably something that you might not like as well.
We want the hands together, we want to go in between the knees.
All four pieces are going to stay linked together and we want to take those out as far as they can.
Back in, out.
Holding just for a second and go through your set of ten right there.
Really try to push and drive to get those to work out.
Now, a different variation we can do to help work, a little stability in that hip as well, is a portion of clamshells.
We're down onto our side, we can obviously leave the knees touching and go up but the one I wanted you to do is we're going to go on and lift that leg so that it's hovering.
We want to basically pin this knee like it's on a bulletin board so this portion is going to stay nice and still and we want to have to rotate up and around that.
Again, without our knee ...
we're doing this, we're not getting it accomplished correctly, okay.
Nice and smooth, in through there, pushing up as high as we can get it together.
The last one we're going to do is going to be hip drops.
This obviously helps the internal annex hurdle.
What we're going to do is get the feet out wider than the hips and then we want to turn, keeping this hip down on the ground and push against it.
Now, if you need to you can use this foot to add a bit of leverage.
Basically I'm really trying to feel like I'm rotating in my follow through while I'm pushing this side down and we're going to that other side, really pushing it down, turning, pulling the stretch out, improving that internal rotation, that way again, whenever we get set up into that golf posture, we can get a nice big turn.
There's a nice full hip rotation allowing for nice big shoulder turn without anything breaking down so now I'm loaded up.
Now we can go on fire through.
Nice full turn, we're not going to have to worry about messing up that kinematic sequence to where the hips slow down because they have that limitation.