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Pump drills in general require more stability and better core activation than just holding positions. The release pump works on the connection between the delivery position and the follow through position. It can also be used to train the timing of arm extension and the amount of rotation/side bend at impact.
Playlists: Train Your Release
Tags: Release, Drill, Intermediate
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This drill is the release pump.
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So pump drills are basically going through two different positions to kind of let your brain
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And part of the reason why I like pump drills is pump drills require you to keep a level
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of dynamic stability.
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So we use it a lot in transition, basically rehearsing what it's like to go from the top
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of the swing down to delivery position, mostly using the body.
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If you're used to using the arms, what'll happen is when you go to change direction, it
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will be all arms where if I do it with the body, you can see that where I change direction
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from is actually indicating where I have my stability.
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So the release pump is basically doing a nine to three kind of back and forth.
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So it's basically working on the movements of the release.
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We'll just leave that down for the rest of the video.
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So it's working on kind of the rule, the movements of the release.
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And then what you'll do is you'll basically step up and do the exact same thing.
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Now I'm not going to hit it in the direction of the door, so we'll do it facing this
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So the release pump is basically doing a couple little swings, just kind of getting the
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feel through there.
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And you can either reset up or I'll do it kind of a couple different ways.
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So getting kind of that brush of the ground and then trying to get the same brush of
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the ground but letting the ball get in the way.
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Or so in that case I just kept the rhythm of the release working all the different
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whether I'm focusing on the left arm, whether I'm focusing on the right arm, whether
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I'm focusing on the wipe, I can do this movement in any of those different ways.
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So the other option is to basically do the little wipe or do the release pump and then
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step up the ball and swing basically before I'm ready to swing.
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Whenever you're doing these kind of pump or release focused drills, you want to sneak
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up on your brain because the more you do just kind of your normal pattern, the more likely
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your brain is to recruit your normal sequence or your normal movement.
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So if you do it in these kind of rhythmical pump swings, the brain is kind of more paying
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attention to what's going on with this rhythm and timing and this feeling and it's
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not worried about executing your exact normal swing.
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So focus on how the club is brushing the ground during this little pump and then
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recreate that same movement just letting the ball get in the way.
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That'll help you overcome some of your release tendencies and train some of these positions
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into a good feeling fluid movement.