The Titlist Performance Institute collected data from a 3-D motion analysis system to analyze how energy transferred through golfers’ bodies to generate speed. What they found is that all great ball strikers, with various swing styles, share a similar kinematic sequence that starts at the lower body, transferring speed through the torsos, into the arms and then through the club shafts during the down swing. Each segment of the body builds on the next so that as one slows down the next will accelerate. The slowing down creates leverage for the acceleration of the next segment. This is why in the video we practice moving the body in segmentally. Yoga for Golf (pre-game warm up)
Another aspect that may stick out in this quick video is that I suggest to keep the lower back neutral or almost flat. In the past it was suggested that golfers arch their lower backs. This makes it easier to extend through the upper back instead of hunching over at address, but to alter one to help the other is basically robbing Peter to pay Paul. Arching the lower back closes up the space on the posterior spine and often inhibits the lower abdominals adding strain to the joints and the lower back muscles. The lumbar spine (lower back) barely rotates so it becomes almost like the axis point on which the thoracic spine (upper back) rotates around. If the axis is being held in place by faulty support systems, rotational abilities will suffer as will the lower back (most likely non-dominant side). It’s not all bad though! There is good news!!! Tucking the tailbone by engaging the lower abdominals helps lengthen the lumbar spine. As the navel draws in toward the spine (via the transverse abdominus), inter-abdominal pressure increases and gives greater support to the lower lumbar vertebrae.
In the video it should also explain quite briefly why hamstring, quad, glute, and lat stretches are good pre-golf game stretches! Yoga for Golf (pre-game warm up)
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