With that in mind, I have been working on a cure exercise for the twin problem of “getting stuck,” usually at the 3 O’Clock position of the down swing, as well as the “flying foot” syndrome that is so prevalent today, particularly with power swingers.
Incredibly, I have found something with the Kettle Bell as I worked on solving these issues for those who have requested the “EMCS – The Follow Up” video, and in keeping with my goal of keeping it simple, it will work with both the aforementioned problems as well as the issue of sequencing the back swing pivot!
The key is in using the mass of the Kettle Bell to aid in sequencing both pivots (back and down), as well as giving those of you who want it the power and strength training that I mentioned.
The great thing with it is that you can start with a lower weight and then, if you wish, move up to a heavier dumb-bell or Kettle Bell.
If you start small and build up, there is your strength and power-boosting exercise, combining that with the sequencing training for both pivots.
And this all ties into the “E = MCS” video concept of the “Wall Drill” and the “One Major Move,” so it more a continuation of what we covered in that video.
And I might add, I’ve been getting emails since I posted on the importance of doing the drills and exercises from that video – it seems that all people needed was to actually start doing those things, and like I promised, things began to improve at once!
Hitting ball after ball with a flawed technique, as I said, won’t make you better very quickly, if at all.
Moe Norman estimated that it took him about ten years, hitting about a million balls in that time, to build the swing that got him two Canadian Amateur Championships and two invites to the Masters back in the 50’s – if you don’t have the time and energy to do that, then your path to an improved swing is to put the clubs down and do the drills and exercises from the video.
You can take it from me, as I learned the same thing from experience – I’ve done both the endless ball hitting on the range (didn’t improve much) and the daily drills and exercises (this is where my swing improved, and sometimes day over day!).
So, if you requested assistance in the coming video to aid you with that initial move:
Or if you’ve been getting stuck at the 3 O’Clock position on the way down:
Or if you have been suffering from the “Flying or Twisting Foot” syndrome, where you just can’t seem to get that weight transferred properly to the leading foot coming through impact:
I have great news for you, in that you will only need one thing other than your clubs, and if you already went and got yourself a dumb-bell or Kettle Bell to work on the stuff in “E = MCS,” then you already have it.
If you haven’t, and you’re struggling with your pivot – then I might suggest that the problem is right there.
Not to be accusatory or wagging my finger, but to simply state that I have never seen a sport in which I personally participated where drills and exercises didn’t comprise a large part, if not a majority of the time involved in practice.
So, the key is in the drills and exercises, and if you want to know how I can swing a Momentus Heavy Driver to produce 160+ mph ball speed without hurting myself, it’s not because I work out in the gym or hit a million balls at the range:
It’s because I do the same drills I recommend in the videos, and doing them every day or at least whenever one has the time to do them, will not only ingrain your proper mechanics, but will tighten your swing and thus increase your leverage and reduce the risk of injuring oneself through swinging.
I’m currently going over everything that you all submitted as far as problem areas and things you’d like to see me expand on, and it’s going very well.
More to come!
For those in Florida and the East Coast of North America, I hope everyone stays safe and out of Irma’s path, or at least has adequate preparations for riding out the coming storm!
Good luck to you all.
Back Pain or Back Injury Swinging a Golf Club?
Lacking Power, Speed, Distance and or Consistency?
Need A Swing That Is More Easily Maintained?
If You Answered “Yes” To Any Of The Above Questions, The Answer Is In The Formula For The Golf Swing: