Now that I’ve come to the end of my development of the MCS Golf Swing model, I can concentrate on helping everyone hone their own version of this swing model, and today I’d like to address the 3rd Lever action.
I have received feedback from Kate at SwingRite that WAX Nation citizens have taken advantage of the more than 15% discount she has offered to my loyal readers here, and good for you all!
Let’s discuss your new training tool and how best to use it, shall we?
One of the greatest problems swingers have that I would say is also related to the “getting stuck” at the “3 O’Clock” position of the down swing is that many swingers don’t engage the 3rd Lever properly.
I’ve talked about the 3 Levers and how the hips & legs are the power drivers for the 1st Lever to get you to the “3 O’Clock” position, and that this is where you engage the 2nd then the 3rd Lever action (please refer to the section on Leverage & the 3 Levers in the EMCS2 – The Follow Up video for a refresher), and the SwingRite (or even a simple swing stick if you don’t have the SR) will help you train that 3rd Lever action.
You’ve seen me swing a regular home-made swing stick for years:
DJ Swings The Home-Made “Swing Stick”
You can see, in the above swing gif. from a video shot years ago (I believe this was originally shot in the spring of 2014) that I employed the exact same down swing action that I’ve been explaining at length in the “E = MCS” & “EMCS2” videos with regards to the “Drop & Pop.”
So, I used to employ that simple home-fashioned swing stick, but I’ll tell why I love the SwingRite for this and have encouraged everyone to get their own – it’s because, as I mentioned in past blogs and in the “E = MCS” swing video that this training aid was responsible for my development of the “One Major Move” concept of the back swing pivot last winter and spring.
The “click” settings really helped me to know if I was actually swinging faster, so that I could analyze what exactly I was doing to get that click on the harder settings where before I was stalling.
Once I learned how to optimally use the right arm action, even though I’m a lefty, the hips & legs engaged the 1st Lever on the down swing and I had the concept that became the primary focus of “E = MCS.”
So, remember what I’ve said about the 3rd Lever in EMCS2 – this is the release action that gives power hitters their speed and distance – they don’t try to “stiff-wrist” the ball but rather release that club from “3 To 9” in a smooth motion.
You’ll likely find yourself stalling on a certain setting if you’re not properly releasing the SwingRite at the bottom, but once you get the hang of syncing the 1st, 2nd & 3rd Levers in a smooth sequence, you’ll break through that barrier and get to clicking again.
Here’s a swing of mine with it in real time, then slowed down:
You can see that I swing the SwingRite exactly the way I’d swing a club (I like to imagine it’s the driver but you can visualize any club you wish), and I swing from the proper MCS address setup.
A little slower:
Now, let’s take a good look at that down swing move with the 3 Levers in action from the top to the finish, and see if you can get that down-under-and-up action going:
I think it’s crucial, after you’ve used your Kettle Bell for the “One Exercise,” to get your speed training in so that you can use the same muscles you’re using to move the heavy Kettle Bell to move that swing stick at high speed.
Among other things you will see in the swing gifs. above is how delayed your right foot release can be when you swing down and through with the proper sequencing. You can see the heel just beginning to separate as I get into the bottom and it’s merely the continuation and momentum that cause the release and step-around to finish.
So, as I’ve said the “One Exercise” with the Kettle Bell will help you get into that leading leg and foot to make sure you don’t “get stuck” coming down through the “3 O’Clock” position, you should also make sure you’re doing the same thing with your speed swinging training.
I hope that helps you all get going with your SwingRite, and for those of you in the colder regions taking your winter break from playing golf – the Kettle Bell “One Exercise” and your speed training will keep your body in tune with the swing motion until you can get your clubs out of winter storage.
Even better, if you have access to an indoor facility, you can keep up your swing while waiting for spring, and just two or three sessions per week (as little as 10-15 minutes with both training tools if you’re short on time), you’ll keep things ready.
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