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Legs - Upperbody - Balanced

A good way to explore your sequencing is to try the extremes as well as the middle. In this case, we are going to try and swing with as much upper body, as much lower body, and as much balance as we can. This sequencing drill can help you find a more consistent body-driven tempo.

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This drill is a legs, arms balanced.

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So this drill is to help you try to experiment or play around with power sources and how

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they relate to your tempo.

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Ideally, when you're making your good stock swing, you want to have a balanced approach

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where your lower body, your core, your arms, and your hands, or your shoulders and your

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hands are kind of evenly distributed.

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You're not overpowering the swing from one area.

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Many golfers do one of the two extremes.

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Either they get tons of power from their legs in more of like an early extension or a

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slide type model or they tend to get tons of power from their upper body in more of a

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chop or maybe more of a lunge in pull where the shoulders and the arms are kind of the dominant

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power source.

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So oftentimes golfers are unaware of their dominant power source and this can be a

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this drill can be a way for you to explore it.

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So as it indicates, it's a pretty simple drill.

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You're going to rely mostly on your perception or your feelings of what you're doing

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power wise.

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Now this also doubles as a diagnostic because it can see if your movements are pretty well

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trained as in if your pivot is in good positions, if your release is in good positions

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or good balance, then as you add power to one area it's not going to totally disrupt

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the system.

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If you find that going from swinging mostly with your legs to mostly with your arms

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to balance messes you up it can be a sign that the geometry or the balance of the

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positions isn't quite matching up.

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With all the drills I like to work through the circuit of 9-3's 10-2 full swings.

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So first one we'll do is more of a 9-3 but focus on getting the power from the lower

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So this will be more similar to the pelvic punch drill without stopping now.

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So I'm going to do a 9-3 and I'm going to feel like my arms are a little bit extra

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soft or extra relaxed and then I'm going to feel like I get the dominant force happening

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more from my legs.

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Next one I'm going to do a 9-3 but I'm going to tend to almost lock my lower body

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more down and I'm going to try to get more of the power happening from my arms and my

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So 9-3 really and in my case I'm a little bit steeper when I do that and I tend to pull

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it more.

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So that could indicate that maybe there's something going on pivot wise release wise

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so that when I get too active with my arms it messes up my geometry.

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Now I'm going to try to balance it so I'm going to try to do the same amount of effort

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with my legs as my arms and hopefully even my core.

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So same amount we're going to do.

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So there's little 9-3 maybe a touch bigger than that but that felt like it was more balanced

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between the legs and the arms.

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Today the legs actually felt as good as the balance one when I got upper body dominant

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I felt like I was a little bit off.

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Okay now we'll go into the 10-2.

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So same concepts we're going to explore a longer position to see if that really disrupts

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my rhythm in my timing.

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Remember this part of the sequence drills the goal here is to find the balance or the

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amount of effort that gives you the most smooth swing.

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Okay so now we're going to do primarily legs 10-2.

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So not too bad maybe a little kind of disjointed down there at impact now we'll go

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more with the arms.

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I felt like I swung a little harder but that actually felt pretty good if I like my

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transition was really connected even though I went dominant with the arms.

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And now we're going to try to apply legs and arms evenly.

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So that was a really good strike it felt like a really good blend like that would be

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if I was warming up and doing this I would be like okay that's my 3-4 shot like that is

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I know when we get on the 7th hole here and it's a heavily tilted green and I need

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to take a little spin off I'm going to hit that 3-4 with 1 extra club that's the shot

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I'm going to hit.

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So I've got a good feeling in my rhythm but for the sake of the drill we're now going

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to take it to a full swing.

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So now we're going to do more leg powered softened softened the arms in core I'm going

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to try to get most of the energy from the legs.

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And you'll see on the full one that got me maybe a little bit out of position cause me to

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hit it a little bit fat especially since I just had a really good feeling with the

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10 to 2.

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Right now we're going to try to quiet the lower body and get more of the swing happening

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from the arms.

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So that felt like I stayed more quiet and chopped more down it felt a little earlier with

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the activation of my arms which isn't a problem for the iron so that felt actually

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pretty good but that felt like if I had done it with a driver I would have flared it off

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to the right.

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So now let's try to balance those two legs and arms on a full swing.

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Neither one is going to overpower the swing they're both going to be the same level of

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And so that felt again similar to the 10 to the 2.

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In the tail felt great that might be more of my go to feel today but overall this helps

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you kind of get more aware if you're driving the swing mostly from the legs or mostly

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from the arms you can concert this or work with some positions at the same time if you're

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trying to improve one area of your swing.

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In general if you're working on the longer clubs getting more movement from the lower

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body tends to be helpful and if you're working on the shorter clubs getting it more balanced

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or a little upper body dominant keeps you more stacked and can help with solid strikes.

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So don't be scared to experiment with this day to day because oftentimes your tempo or

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your perception of the sequencing can change but the reality is that we want to have a nice

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balance swing when we're working on our stock tour swing that will give us the best chance

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of creating maximum speed but also controlling the low point in geometry.

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