Rotational Power with Horizontal Chops
As we look through the history of golf we all remember the sweet swings of players like Arnold Palmer, Fred Couples and Ernie Els. Golf, for a very long time, was dominated by players like these that progressed the game to inspiring levels. Then, in the early 2000’s, a young man exploded onto the scene. He tore down the traditional walls that golf called home for so long. Tiger Woods brought a whole new element to his off course preparations. Fitness. I think we can all agree that when Tiger was in his prime, he was unstoppable. Everyone else was playing for the 2nd place check. He worked hard on all aspects of his game, on and off the course. Rotational Power was definitely in that mix. When we look at the super stars of the PGA today, what do we see? Jason Day, Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Speith. All of these players have a common attribute, Rotational Power. The exercise I show you in this video is simply the start of your journey to gaining more rotational power. The body has many tools, and when playing golf, we need all of those tools working together, and in sync. Developing Rotational Power is just one of the many keys to getting all those tools in your body to work together. When we think about the golf swing, we have the upper half moving one way, the lower half moving the other way. Then there is an explosion of force where the upper half and the lower half need to be perfectly in sync throughout the swing and most importantly, at impact. What rotational power does for the body is it makes this transition and explosion not only easier, stronger and more powerful, but it also makes these elements more effortless. Leading to less back aches at the end of your round, a more enjoyable time on the course, and a longer golf career. Adding strength to the core and the stabilizers of the body can only lead to a positive outcome. Start your golf fitness journey and you will quickly see the benefits it can have for your game.