In the “MCS – The Kinetic Chain” video, I continued the theme of leveraging the pivot with the “One Major Move” which I introduced in the “E = MCS”swing video.
I had also addressed the nature of how to leverage with the “One Exercise”drill with the Kettle Bell, and below you can see the proof of a tighter pivot when I actually swing the Kettle Bell as if making a golf swing.
I have already pointed out one of the elements of Ben Hogan’s golf swing included in the MCS Golf Swing, of course – it wouldn’t be what it is without the “floating pivot” action (fully mobile hips & legs while the head remains stable, “floating in place”) that is the signature move of the model.
If you get anything out of the MCS Golf Swing theory at all (besides the obvious, that the address position is the foundation of the swing and that the swing is driven by freely pivoting hips & legs), I would hope it is the “3 To 9” concept.
This area is so problematic for most swingers and has become even more so in the Modern Golf Swing era due to the restricted-hip back swing.
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 been transforming my own golf swing for years, of course, during the time of my swing research and the one thing I was always looking to emulate was the so-called “Dunaway down swing,” which for me is the extension through the swing bottom with the low trailing heel.
I had discontinued the concept of the “MCS Swing Angle” after the “MCS – Perfect Pivot” video of last year, but I think it’s still a very good concept to keep in mind when you’re trying to swing with the MCS Golf Swing model and especially when performing the Kettle Bell “One Exercise.”
Jeff asked a very good question yesterday after viewing the “EMCS2 – The Follow Up” video that directly relates to this (the Kettle Bell “One Exercise”), and I’m going to put this concept back out there for public consumption, as my answer to him brought to mind the nature of the Swing Arc.
I have been expounding on the benefits of the “One Exercise” using the Kettle Bell (or something similar, like a dumb-bell, for example) to build and maintain a mechanically-correct and properly-leveraged golf swing, as well as for building strength in the relevant parts of the body, but…