More Pars Fitness Coach Karen Palacios-Jansen shows you a simple exercise to groove coordination in the muscles of your torso, chest, and shoulders.
Fault » Coming Over the Top
Fix » Disassociation Exercise
Fault: If your tendency is to come over the top, then your arms will move away from your body on the downswing causing the club to cut across the ball. The result is a weak slice or a pulled shot that is difficult to control.
Fix: You need to learn to move your shoulder independently from your body. Often times, a lack of flexibility in your shoulder won’t allow you to swing your arms freely. Doing disassociation exercises will help you increase mobility in your shoulder.
Perform 8 to 10 repetitions with each arm
The Set Up & Execution
• Sit on an exercise ball and stabilize your lower body.
• Raise one arm so that it is extended and parallel to the ground.
• Keeping your torso and lower body completely still, move your arm across your body.
• Return to the start position.
• Repeat on the other side.
• To make it more challenging, use a light-weight club.
The idea is to keep your torso very still as you move your arm from your shoulder. Allow your head to remain centered and quiet as you rotate.
Sit tall and proud on the ball with an engaged core. Avoid the slouch, rounded shoulders, and lazy core syndrome.
This exercise works best on a stability ball, but can be done on a regular chair.