This is as extreme as I can go, swinging with the right arm and hand only with the hips & legs, but in doing so, I also proved that the swing is indeed a whole-boy motion.
The proof? I was pretty stiff and sore in the left back muscles today, even though I swung with only the right arm!
The soreness is always a clue that you’ve made a change in how you’re swinging, thereby using muscles you weren’t using before or using them a little more than before.
And as should happen when you get the swing working properly, you will definitely “use the ground” because that is your base when swing down from the top.
Two things that really stood out for me looking at this swing down the line, were how much hip turn I produced (look at that right leg post at the top), and how low that right heel was through impact:
Now I can begin to see just how fast I can swing and how far I can drive it using this template and really “stepping into it” from the top, with that right arm throw action.
Here’s my “3 To 9” action looking down the line:
You can think of a throw or, if you don’t throw right-handed (or left-handed and you swing lefty), then you can think of it as a “pushing down” action with the non-leading arm.
This is what I worked on all winter and got derailed on with the improper setup once I got back out of doors, but I’m there now, and it’s now time to start breaking everything down, WAX Nation!
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