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Learn Push And Pull SPIRAL For Ground Force Reaction (Lawnmower Drill)

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Henry Fall:
All right, today, we’re going to be talking to you about the pushing and the pulling in the golf swing.

Milo Lines:
Cool, Henry. So I see something in your hand we don’t normally have out here, these-

Henry Fall:
A golf club?

Milo Lines:
Well, that’s normally here, but that exercise band is not normally here.

Henry Fall:
Okay.

Milo Lines:
It’s usually in one of our bags, but it’s not always out here in a video.

Henry Fall:
Sometimes we’ll use it in lessons though.

Milo Lines:
Yeah, we use it in lessons, for sure. So let’s talk a little bit about what we’ve got set up here. So you put a rod in the ground on an angle to hold our stretch tubing.

Henry Fall:
Yep.

Milo Lines:
What are we going to talk about? How are we going to use this tubing to teach people about their golf swing?

Henry Fall:
Yeah. Well, as we know, there’s some lateral movement in the golf swing. Do we like to see a lot of it? Preferably not for us, but-

Milo Lines:
Not too much. I like to see a little off the ball early, converted into rotary force.

Henry Fall:
So there’s some shifting.

Milo Lines:
There is definitely some shifting. There’s got to be a little shifting because we got to get force moving side to side.

Henry Fall:
Right. But overall, we like to see a little bit more centered action.

Milo Lines:
Yep.

Henry Fall:
But there’s also some force going back and forth on this other axis that we can say.

Milo Lines:
Away from the target line, like this.

Henry Fall:
So we’re terming as pushing and pulling, but in reality, there’s really two pullings going on. You have your back swing, pull up into your back swing, and then as you get down, maybe you could consider the push, but then there’s again, a pull back as you open up through impact. So you’re making this spiral we talk about.

Milo Lines:
Yeah. So the back swing is mainly a pulling back of the right side, internal rotation of the right hip, and it’s created by your right foot’s pushing this way, creating that.

Henry Fall:
There you go. So that’s pushing that way-

Milo Lines:
Which creates the pull that I’m going to experience in my hands and arms.

Henry Fall:
Just like when we push into this right side or fall into this right side in the back swing, that pulls this back and around or pushes this back around. So again, however you want to term it, that’s what we’re getting into today. Now, some of you guys at home may have seen, whether it’s other coaches or players, talk about sort of pulling a lawn mower or starting a weed whacker, how you pull this back and then pull it back again. And that’s sort of the feeling you get to get in this spine angle, get your shoulders on a tilt to create that bend in the golf swing.

Milo Lines:
Mm-hmm (affirmative). Yeah.

Henry Fall:
So this is what we have set up here.

Milo Lines:
Sweet. So walk me through it. I don’t ever get to exercise, so here we go.

Henry Fall:
I’m going to put this down here. I got this thing way in the ground, so it’s not going to come out.

Milo Lines:
I can’t rip it out of the ground?

Henry Fall:
No.

Milo Lines:
Okay. So for me, what the back swing needs to feel like, there’s a little bit of a flowing motion and then a little pull and turn of my body like this.

Henry Fall:
And I’m going to film face on and do a little split screen so they can see this.

Milo Lines:
Okay.

Henry Fall:
There’s not a ton of tension in that line, is there?

Milo Lines:
Not a ton.

Henry Fall:
So we could even make it a little softer if you wanted to feel even a little bit more, maybe.

Milo Lines:
Yeah. The one thing I want to make sure if people are going to do this is that they don’t pull with their arm like that.

Henry Fall:
Yes. Yes.

Milo Lines:
Because that can create some really bad habits in a golf swing, if I start to pull my arms back. I want to feel like I’m using this hip and this oblique to turn and bend me like this.

Henry Fall:
Well, even in the first few motions, that’s why I asked you is the tension level okay, because I noticed you weren’t bringing your arms way up and that was probably because you were really trying to focus more on what your core is doing, your glutes are doing, your hips are doing, your legs are doing.

Milo Lines:
I’m not trying to let my arm do that. I’m trying to get my body to turn and get my arm soft.

Henry Fall:
Right. So primarily, the focus is right in here, in your core and your sternum.

Milo Lines:
Yes.

Henry Fall:
And you notice too, when he is doing this, is that there’s a little bit of, again, that back motion, back and then back and back. When he is doing that, his chest stays up and out.

Milo Lines:
I’m not pulling this back by moving this forward. It won’t pull it back.

Henry Fall:
Right.

Milo Lines:
So in order for me to get this to pull back, I’ve got to feel some back. This is pushing back or pulling back, whatever. I feel like I’m using my foot to push this way, which pulls my butt back.

Henry Fall:
Yeah. You’re dominating the back [inaudible 00:05:00].

Milo Lines:
Yeah.

Henry Fall:
So this can be a good little exercise you could do at your house, if you put one of those screw eye hooks in a-

Milo Lines:
In a stud?

Henry Fall:
In a stud.

Milo Lines:
I couldn’t read your mind.

Henry Fall:
If you put one of those eye hooks in a stud, I’m sorry, I’m not a builder, if you put it in a stud and then you have some resistance bands at your house, that can be a really nice exercise or maybe you just go to the gym and do it.

Milo Lines:
At a gym, you can set up a pulley system, cable cross machine. Have them like this and feel how to do that.

Henry Fall:
Right. So that can be a good way for you to feel again, this sort of… Again, you’re rounding this here and you really pull open up in the back swing, but you’re still in this incline and your hips are deep and you really turn and then same way on the way through, So something that we really talk about in the golf swing.

Milo Lines:
Sweet. Like it. Good exercise, good feel.

Henry Fall:
Yep.