In this segment, let’s create more mobility in your shoulder region for better backswings!
More Pars Fitness Coach Karen Palacios-Jansen shows you an effective shoulder and arm opener. In the golf swing, you need to move certain parts of your body, while other parts stabilize. This is what helps you create clubhead speed. If your shoulders are tight, then you can’t swing your arms independently from your torso. You won’t be able to create clubhead speed. This exercise will train for the mobility and strength of the shoulders, while the spine stays stable – just like you need in the golf swing.
Key benefits of this move:Trains the mobility and strength of the shoulders
Improves shoulder mobility
Helps you maintain good posture through the swing
Your goal is a repetition of 8-10 times per arm. You can do this move everyday!
The Set Up & Execution
• Stand with feet shoulder-width apart.
• Raise both arms out in front of you so that they are parallel to the ground.
• Stabilize your torso and hips as you swing one arm behind you as far as you can without moving your torso.
• Return the arm to the start position and repeat on the opposite arm.
• As you get stronger, use a light weight in each hand.
Engage your core, and keep it engaged through the move.
Do not overextend your arm behind you unless it feels great.
So let’s make sure you get green checks on these key points:
• Set up with shoulder-width stance.
• Extend your arms straight and parallel to ground.
• With a stable lower body, rotate one arm left, back to center, then the other side.
• Perform in front of a mirror to ensure you have spot-on form.