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Connecting Arm Shallowing To Supination

Find out why arm shallowing is such a helpful move in transition. Also find out why releases that don't include supination don't benefit from arm shallowing during transition.

Playlists: Keys To Transition, Squaring The Club Face Explained, Fix Your Chicken Wing (Bent Arm @ Impact), Swing Plane Simplified - Working with steeps and shallows

Tags: Fundamentals, Transition, Release, Concept, Intermediate

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this golf smart insight we're going to

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discuss the shallowing as it relates to

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supination so I I see frequently that a

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lot of instructors are really big on the

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shallowing of the club during transition

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some of the mechanical research to back

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that up was modeled by Sasha and

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Mackenzie presented with a with Chris

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Como in a video a few years ago so

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everyone says hey you shallow the club

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it helps create this passive torque that

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helps square up the face and all that is

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mechanically correct the the problem is

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I then see some of the same instructors

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advocating a hold off release or

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advocating minimal supination so what

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I'm going to show you is that the whole

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purpose of this shallow move is to allow

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more supination or greater force with

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supination or allow you to supinate

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early so if you're teaching someone not

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to supinate i can actually make the

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argument that it doesn't make sense the

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shallow you should actually just kind of

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stay with everything in plane similar to

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what we would do in the finesse wedge

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swing where we have none of that shallow

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because we're going to square the face

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more with in-plane movement and we're

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not going to use as much of the

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supination during the release so the

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there was a video done a few weeks ago

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by Michael Finney at talking about the

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components of alpha and he was talking

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about the moment of force and that's

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really what we're talking about here and

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what this passive torque is when you

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Supan or when you shallow in transition

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and the the moment of force is going to

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allow us to supinate either harder or

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earlier depending on how you want to

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look at it so but I want to explain that

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moment of force they've they've used a

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couple analogies that I think are pretty

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good but just demonstrating with a golf

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club here right if I'm going to pull the

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handle and apply kind of a linear force

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that way this club will want to line up

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with that force and basically it will

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want to move across just like this

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so if the club if the center of mass is

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way down here then when I pull it it's

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going to want to move up towards that

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lining up basically with the direction

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that I'm pulling if I headed up here and

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I did the same movement yes gravity is

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going to help but if I was you know in a

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in a vacuum and didn't have gravity it

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would still want to move in that

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direction so what happens is when I have

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that shallow movement during transition

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now I can start supinating this forearm

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earlier without having an effect so

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basically as this is shallowing it can

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start supinating supinating pseudo

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mating and now it starts to move in the

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direction of supination if i kept it in

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a straight if i didn't allow that arm

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shallowing then what will happen is the

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second I start supinating the the the

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club is essentially going to move with

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it so I am a advocate of supination

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during the release I've never seen on 3d

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a good release that doesn't involve a

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fair amount of supination so it makes

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sense to me that this arm shallowing

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allows golfers to feel like they start

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that really sooner we teach or I teach

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the different methods of that I think

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are common among kind of the great

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golfers and how they release the club

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how they do the Shaolin movement and how

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they work in transition but in this

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video I just wanted to kind of help you

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with the thought puzzle basically if

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you're advocating this shallow movement

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during transition then what happens is

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when you when you go normal and when you

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start getting those things to line up

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it's allowing you to supinate earlier

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and harder which are good components of

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a release so if you're teaching more of

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a hold off release there's no real

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reason to then shallow during transition

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and if you're teaching shallowing during

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transition it should be to help support

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what you're trying to do during the

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release hopefully this helps if you like

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the way we break this down go over to

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golf smart academy and sign up for a

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free membership and you can take a look

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at a lot of the concept videos drill

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videos that we do to help explain these

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current trends in golf sciences and how

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can apply them to your game or the game

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of your students

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