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Here is a simple thing, not easy, on how you can avoid early extension. Okay, first you have to understand why are you doing early extension to begin with and realize that you can’t just change early extension because early extension is the result of something that’s happening before early extension ever occurs. So here we go. Well, we go into the backswing and the first movement we do is this way. So we’re flipping at it. We’re coming over the top. Your brain knows that you’re going to run into the ground, so in order to avoid running into the ground, you extend to come out of it, which is a shallowing mechanism. So when we go into the backswing and we come over the top, we’re coming down too steep.
If we come down too steep, we run into the ground. Your brain knows that, so in order to avoid running into the ground, It forces you to extend so you don’t run into the ground. So now what we have to do is we have to exaggerate why it’s happening in the first place. So if we go into here, if you get your hips out of the way, so it’s like a squat, getting your hips out of the way, you create more room to come through. So bear with me. Here we go. backswing and if we squat, we’re squatting our butts away from the golf ball, that gives us room to essentially shallow the club and come through it. Versus what most people do is they start the downswing with the hands.
Can you see this line okay? Okay, so when you start the downswing with your hands, it’s too steep. So your brain makes you shallow the club by extending early extension so that you can come through the golf ball. If the first move we do is squat away and then rotate, we’ve already shallowed the golf club. And then we can just finish the golf swing. Very simple, not easy at all. So the way that we’re going to try to train our brain to do this is very, very slow. Get to the backswing, squat back, and then rotate your hips, rotate the belt buckle towards the target. Backswing, squat, rotate through the target. Backswing, squat, rotate through the target. This is the opposite of what every amateur does, which is backswing, start the golf swing,
Down. That’s very steep. And then you extend to shallow the club to get through it so backswing squat Rotate the belt buckle so that shout now the club is shallow, right? We see how it’s shallow. I didn’t do anything with my hands. All I did was squat and rotate my belt buckle and now the club Shaft is shallow, right? backswing squat rotate the belt buckle, come through it. Back swing, squat, rotate the belt buckle, and come through it. Not easy, just do it over and over and over again. You cannot just practice this five times or 10 times and say, okay, I got this, I’m gonna go bang some balls now. It does not work that way. The key to this drill is you’ve gotta do it
a hundred times and then a hundred more times and then a hundred more times slow so that your brain knows that it’s oh i’ve gotta subduct the hips i gotta squat so i can create room and then i can get through the golf ball versus coming straight down at it with the arms that’s too steep then you have to shallow it by early extending so back squat rotate the belt buckle come through it over and over and over again before you start banging balls. Before you try to implement this on the golf course. Over and over again. Do it a hundred times. Do it another hundred times. You should be sweating profusely. When that’s occurring, then you know you’re using muscles and not momentum.
You’re using your body to come through the golf ball, right? So back Squat, rotate. Back, squat, rotate. Back, squat, rotate. Squat, rotate shallows the club for you. Like and subscribe. Let me know your thoughts on this. Try it out. Do not go straight to the driving range. Please don’t go straight to the driving range with this one. Share this one with that person that you know does this. Straight down. and then has to come up out of it like subscribe and until next time yeah!

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Dr. Jake Berman

Dr. Jake Berman

After graduating from the University of Florida, Dr. Jake Berman, PT, DPT sought out mentorship first from Bob Seton in Destin, FL and then from Aaron Robles in Jacksonville, FL. Both of these mentors have 20+ years of experience helping people keep active and mobile so they can enjoy high quality active lifestyles. What Jake found was that back pain was by far the most debilitating pain and the highest factor leading to decreased physical activity later in life. These experiences are what inspired Jake to specialize in helping people aged 50+ keep active, mobile and pain free despite the aging process. There is nothing more rewarding than being able to alleviate somebody’s back pain so that they can get back to living their best life- especially in Naples! Over the years of helping 100’s of people aged 65-75 become stronger and pain free, one thing for sure has become apparent: “he who rests rots”. Jake is a firm believer that we become stiff then old, not old then stiff. Seriously, think about it...
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