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Deliver an Uppercut Punch in the Golf Swing Like a BOXER [Athletics Series]

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Henry Fall:
All right. Welcome back to another episode here with Milo Lines, Henry Fall. We’re out here at Superstition Mountain. Another part to our Athletic Series, we’re talking about boxing today. Hit me up.

Milo Lines:
Oh, [inaudible 00:00:13]. Throwing some punches. Okay, everybody. So, you wouldn’t think that throwing punches necessarily would have that much to do with hitting a golf ball, but I would say it actually has a lot more to do with it than you think. If I want to throw an uppercut like this, what’s happening?

Henry Fall:
Well, you’re engaging your core, your center. Right. At least good boxers and martial artists are. Right.

Milo Lines:
Yeah. The force all comes from the middle of their body. They’re not throwing this and then their body, they are…

Henry Fall:
And this is why their posture too, you look at a lot of martial artists, their hips are kind of underneath them, they’re rounded like they’re ready to take a punch. They’re ready, right, they’re not like this.

Milo Lines:
So they’re in what some would call hollow body. So you kind of engage your core to begin with.

Henry Fall:
Yeah.

Milo Lines:
Right. So then you can use your body to make your hands go fast with force.

Henry Fall:
Yep.

Milo Lines:
So, definitely… What other things can we think of that are similar?

Henry Fall:
Yeah, I was thinking, and actually, Gary Player used to talk about this, I’ll put a picture in the video, is he talked about, from impact, basically, up to the finish is feeling like it was an uppercut. Right. So, maybe a little more extension, but there was also that rotation with that as well.

Milo Lines:
And I would say, when you throw a big, hard uppercut, you’re extending your spine up and back, your pelvis is kind of extending.

Henry Fall:
Yeah.

Milo Lines:
So it could have some-

Henry Fall:
And you’re doing it. You sort of have this tilt, this left hip backing out of the way as well.

Milo Lines:
Yeah. So there could definitely be some similarities between a golf swing and throwing an uppercut.

Henry Fall:
Yeah.

Milo Lines:
Some really good ball strikers don’t have as much extension. I’d say, the guys who hit it the farthest probably have quite a bit of extension in their golf swings. The guys who hit it the straightest probably have a little less.

Henry Fall:
Mm-hmm (affirmative).

Milo Lines:
So I like kind of a blend of those things so that we can hit the ball both far and straight.

Henry Fall:
Yeah.

Milo Lines:
But yeah.

Henry Fall:
The one other thing I like with that visual too is when you think of this uppercut, the right hand, the trail hand kind of stays matched with the [fist 00:02:45] here on the side or slightly under that shaft. So it’s kind of like-

Milo Lines:
So you wouldn’t throw an uppercut like this.

Henry Fall:
Right. Exactly. Rather, faces is rotating over.

Milo Lines:
It’s going to be an uppercut like that.

Henry Fall:
Right.

Milo Lines:
So same idea.

Henry Fall:
So to me, I like that visual component too, but the aspects of boxing when it comes to the core and basically that maneuver right there, you see in a lot of sports, but we see in boxing as well. So-

Milo Lines:
For sure. I think pretty much any sport where you’re trying to send force out into your hands, it all originates in the middle.

Henry Fall:
Yep.

Milo Lines:
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