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Block the trail arm throw

Many golfers struggle with an overactive trail arm. For most golfers, this causes low point control. For some golfers, this causes issues with trajectory or pull start lines. If you've worked on getting the trail arm to work correctly and haven't made as much progress as you'd like then I'd recommend looking at the lead arm. Pulling too much with the lead arm can trigger the trail arm throw, so learning how to use the lead arm can help retrain your trail arm release pattern.

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This drill is blocked the trail arm throw.

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So this is a release drill for golfers who tend to get a lot of trail arm straightening

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and internal rotation.

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Tens to have more of a look kind of like this on the way through.

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What can often happen is when you're trying to work on a little better trail arm mechanics,

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you'll do a good job in transition but then it'll still break down on the way through.

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So we're going to use the lead arm to block the trail arm.

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And the way that your shoulder grotto works is kind of in pairs.

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So when this arm is throwing it goes up and this left side will tend to pull down.

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When this left side tends to pull down that arm will want to rotate externally like this.

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So it'll have kind of a movement like that.

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So the lead arm will be getting down and pulling across like this.

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So you'll do a company that trail arm throwing over.

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So what we're going to do is the opposite.

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So this is similar to the Monormon or the Dope Break my arm.

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But we're going to focus on the arm rotation.

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So I'm going to try to feel like my elbow stays pointing a little bit more that way.

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Now if you have a tendency to kind of come through like this, this is not the right drill for you.

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But if you look at your video and you see the inside of the armpit or elbow pit appear

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really quickly on the way through has a lot of rotation like this.

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You tend to struggle with more pulls and a Scooby look on the way through.

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This could be a magic move for you.

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So we're going to focus on that elbow staying pointing at the target on the way through.

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First version I'm going to do just a single arm and I'm going to feel like I stay like

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that elbow is pointing up.

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That can also encourage some side bend.

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So it encourages some of the good pivot or body movement.

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So first we're going to do left arm just kind of staying up like this and then we're going

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to put that trail arm over it.

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If I'm used to throwing then it will feel like this left side is a whole lot higher than

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we're used to.

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So then the next one we're going to do is just a classic 9 to 3.

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So a little half drill and I'm just going to check that arm and make sure that it stays

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up on top.

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By keeping this shoulder rotated in the elbow pointing more at the target it acts as a

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governor and prevents this arm from throwing because again these would have to work in pairs.

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So if this side stays a little bit more firm in this position then if I'm used to a throwing

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pattern I might end up catching some of these fat unless I get some better body rotation

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on the way through.

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So this can double as a sequence drill where basically if I keep this arm more rotated

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at the target in order to keep it in that position and bring the club through I had to

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feel a little bit more chest and pelvis rotation while keeping it in this position here.

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This can also be really helpful for golfers who tend to not have a lot of body rotation

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it impact because what can happen is when this arm pulls it actually encourages your body

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to rotate the opposite direction kind of almost like that.

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So if I go directly at doing some of these arm in supported white or whatever on that trail

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side and it's just no matter what you do when you start to add speed this arm starts

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throwing and steepening the club in particular then I'm going to focus on blocking it with

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that lead arm movement.

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If you're very right side dominant it's going to feel weird at first to control the movement

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with that left arm but with practice it will help create a much more calmness or kind

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of more consistency down at the bottom of this wing.

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So try that if you're getting too much trail arm internal rotation on the way through

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and you've worked on trying to prevent the throw with the right arm or throw it in the

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right direction and it's still not getting clean enough.

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So demoize little progression I like to do is normally I'm going to preset that lead arm.

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Sometimes if you really struggle with all actually have you hold this but then it makes

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it really hard to get solid contact so I'm going to hold it in that position and then kind

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of rotate through just like that.

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That was pretty good.

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So we're going to do more of a 9 to 3 or I'm going to feel like that shoulder stays

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in that position.

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That quite is as good maybe a touch early extension on that one but then we're going

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to try and add speed.

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As you add speed you'll see maybe a little bit more of this rotation but if it stays there

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what you'll if it stays in a good position as you come through you'll see the triangle

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kind of maintain more width there as opposed to this coming around kind of close to my

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body and getting behind.

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So this can be helpful for stalls helpful for chicken wings helpful for a lot of different

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So I'll try a little bit bigger swing keeping that shoulder turn more in.

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Kind of like that.

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