More Pars Fitness Coach Karen Palacios-Jansen shows you a simple exercise that will not only focus on proper movement, but will increase mobility in your shoulders and back region.
Fault » Lack of Weight Shift
Fix » Pivot Drill
Fault: To create power in your golf swing, you need to be able to freely rotate your shoulders, trunk, and hips. If there is any tightness in these areas, you’ll end up making compensations in your golf swing that may cause power leaks.
Fix: Increasing flexibility can help you rotate your body and swing more freely.
Perform 8 to 10 repetitions
The Set Up & Execution
• Standing with or without a club, assume a good set up.
• Hold the club or your arms across your chest, crisscross style.
• Rotate your upper body over the resistance of your lower body; allowing the weight of your lower body to shift so it ends up positioned over your right hip, leg, and foot.
• After you have loaded your body weight into your right foot, you immediately shift your lower body back to the left as your upper body momentarily stays put.
• Specifically, your left hip bumps toward the target, which makes your right shoulder drop down.
• Once this move has taken place, you can complete the sequence by turning your right side through to the finish.
As you do these exercises, remember that we are practicing to hit a golf ball. Always stay in your spine angle and keep your vision down at the ball.