New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Does flexibility matter?
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Register Register  Login Login

Rotary Golf Instruction and Lessons

Does flexibility matter?

 Post Reply Post Reply Page  12>
Author
hayes959 View Drop Down
Members Vault Member
Members Vault Member


Joined: 10 June 2005
Status: Offline
Points: 2178
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote hayes959 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Does flexibility matter?
    Posted: 24 March 2008 at 7:53am
This is rather telling and may explain why some golfers never correct a swing flaw no matter how much instruction they take.  The answer may be in the gym.
 
Two Golfers - One Stretch

Take a good look at both golfers. Now, try the stretch yourself. Notice how the stretch is illustrating your ability to separate your shoulders from your hips. This is likely a could indicator of what your body looks like in your actual golf swing. In fact, check out the standing stretch I asked them both to do resembling their follow through.

One golfer is a scratch handicap and the other a 16. Can you see how easy it is to spot this one fundamental difference in the flexibility of the backs in each stretch sequence?
Back to Top



Back to Top
Swing_King View Drop Down
Members Vault Member
Members Vault Member


Joined: 07 December 2005
Status: Offline
Points: 1367
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Swing_King Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 March 2008 at 8:14am
yoga is the way ;-)
12Hcp
History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives.
- Abba Eban
Back to Top
spuddy09 View Drop Down
Members Vault Member
Members Vault Member


Joined: 30 April 2005
Location: Australia
Status: Offline
Points: 569
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote spuddy09 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 March 2008 at 11:49am
Finished my 12 week weights workout regime Hayes.
Subscribed to 'Peak Performance' and have started the sample circuit training regimes they give with the free intro pack. Wow! This is a tough workout! My quads, hamstrings, hips burnt for 2 days after!!
I'm gonna stick with this type of workout ( flexibility, plyos) from now on.
I've ordered a copy of Verstegen's 'Core performance golf' as well........in for a penny...!!!
Back to Top
gwlee7 View Drop Down
Members Vault Member
Members Vault Member


Joined: 23 July 2005
Location: North Carolina
Status: Offline
Points: 1416
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote gwlee7 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 March 2008 at 2:47pm
Here is my weekly workout now in week 11:
 
Sunday:  Chest and back approximately 1 hr. plus 15 minutes on Abs.
 
Monday:  Plyometrics:  1 hr.
 
Tuesday:  Arms, Shoulders, and Triceps approximately 1 hr. plus 15 minutes on Abs.
 
Wednesday:  Yoga 1 1/2 hrs.
 
Thursday:  Legs and back:  1 hr.  plus 15 minutes  on Abs.
 
Friday:  Kenpo Karate 1 hr.
 
Saturday:  Rest (I stretch for 1 hr.)
 
I surprised Chuck when he saw  me last because he thought I was "skinnny" under my loose fitting clothes.  I am in better, stronger, more flexible shape now at 45 than I ever have been in my life.
Back to Top
spuddy09 View Drop Down
Members Vault Member
Members Vault Member


Joined: 30 April 2005
Location: Australia
Status: Offline
Points: 569
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote spuddy09 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 March 2008 at 9:01pm
Gwlee, how do you get time to play golf?!!!
I'm interested to know what plyos you do in your 1 hr routine.
Are you monitoring your CHS? Now, in week 11, is there a significant difference?
Back to Top
rayvil01 View Drop Down
Forum Moderator
Forum Moderator


Joined: 10 April 2006
Status: Offline
Points: 1255
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rayvil01 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 March 2008 at 6:55am
Great workout schedule, Greg.  Good stuff...and good for you to stick with it.  Starting a program is the easy part.  Sticking with it is something else. 
Back to Top
hayes959 View Drop Down
Members Vault Member
Members Vault Member


Joined: 10 June 2005
Status: Offline
Points: 2178
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote hayes959 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 March 2008 at 7:56am
Yesterday, I watched a youtube video of Mike Dobbyn, the 2007 ReMax Long Drive Open Division winner, endorsing the Bionic Glove.  During the video he gets around to talking about training, and the only thing he mentioned was flexibility and how important that was in his workout routine.
 
Greg,
 
Way to go.  Takes some commitment to keep that schedule.
Back to Top
gwlee7 View Drop Down
Members Vault Member
Members Vault Member


Joined: 23 July 2005
Location: North Carolina
Status: Offline
Points: 1416
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote gwlee7 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 March 2008 at 8:03am
Spuddy,
 
This is an AM workout.  I get up at 5:00am and still get to work at 7:30.  I get off at 3:00pm so I play/practice almost every afternoon as well as the weekends.
 
The plyo workout has lots of swing kicks over a stool, "jump squats", and "Heismans" (pretending to step through tires and then striking running back poses).  Also a lot of "jump knee tucks", Rock star hops (think Pete Townsend of the Who), and simulated basketball jumpshots.  I usually burn over 400 calories and my heartrate gets up and stays in the 140 - 150 range.
 
I haven't really been monitoring my clubhead speed as I have just obtained one of the SSRs from Chuck.  I'll take some measurements and start charting the progress.
 
 
Ray,
 
It helps that Joan is doing the same workout with me.   She does "chair assissted" pull ups right now but is very close to doing regular ones.  She is very strong.
Back to Top
LowPost42 View Drop Down
Forum Moderator
Forum Moderator

Clubfitter & Clubmaker

Joined: 26 July 2005
Location: Canada
Status: Offline
Points: 1083
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote LowPost42 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 March 2008 at 10:08am

.



Edited by LowPost42 - 28 February 2009 at 11:56pm
Back to Top
hayes959 View Drop Down
Members Vault Member
Members Vault Member


Joined: 10 June 2005
Status: Offline
Points: 2178
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote hayes959 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 March 2008 at 12:57pm
I cut and pasted the passage below from an email I received this morning from my new friend, Mike Romatowski, who co-authored the book, Ten Weeks to Ultimate Golf Conditioning.  I have learned so much from this guy.
 
"As for the flexibility issue, there is no doubt that pro golfers are much more flexible than the average bear. The key issue, though, is that it is very hard to improve flexibility until you improve posture and alignment. The reason is because prime mover muscles like the hammies and lats are usually tight because the brain is calling upon them to act as stabilizers, which is not the job they are designed to do. For example, if your posture sucks and you have a forward head, rounded upper back, slumping shoulders, weak deep abdominals, and a forward-tipping pelvis, your lats have to tighten up to help support the shoulder joints, and your hammies have to tighten up to help stabilize the pelvis. If you don't first improve posture and alignment, what happens is that you stretch and stretch and stretch, and then 30 minutes later you are tight again. Because the brain needs to find stability somewhere, and it will use prime movers if it has to."
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  12>
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Online Golf Instruction Videos
Copyright ©2001-2012 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.297 seconds.
One Plane Golf Swing