As I work on the eBook, I get up from time to time and you know exactly what I’m doing to strengthen and condition my swing muscles – the Kettle Bell “One Exercise” is all I need!
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.
This is because it’s the most difficult concept to grasp if you’ve been polluted by the Modern Golf Swing methodology.
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…
I hadn’t swung a club at a ball in about a month when I got together with Welshman today to show him the “One Exercise” that I’ve devised for the training of just about anything you need with regards to the swing.
I’ve said that it works for both the back swing and the down swing, and with Welshman, it was his down swing and early shoulder turn that has been bedeviling him, in addition to a lateral head move which would cause him to top the ball (swing bottom moves forward and bad things happen).