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What Is Supination?

This insight video discusses supination by helping you understand the difference between open and closed chain supination. I also walk you through some common patterns during the swing.

Tags: Intermediate

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in this golf smart insight we're gonna

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talk about supination so there's been a

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lot of talk in the facebook chat rooms

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about the importance of supination and

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so I thought I'd make a quick video to

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kind of help clarify what the heck we're

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talking about when we're talking about

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supination so as an easy 3d I've got

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some pins rubber-banded to my form so I

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kind of look like so now if I have my

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arm straight out in front of me or off

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to my side this is essentially where we

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digitize when we are looking at 3d

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graphs of supination now you can see

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that these two pens are roughly parallel

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to each other

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this would be my neutral so when i was

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when i supinate i'm going to have the

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black pen or my wrist pen pointed off to

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the right of the red pen or my elbow pen

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this is supination if I was to rotate

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palm down just like so the black pen is

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pointing off to the left of my red pen

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from my perspective this would be

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pronation so anytime the black pen is

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pointed to the right of the red pen

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that's going to be supination which

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means this is open chain I could also do

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this so if I do that the black pen is

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now pointing to the right of the red

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then I just supinated the about the same

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amount as when I did it here so that's

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close che and supination that's closed

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chain pronation where basically my wrist

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is not moving and my elbow is so it's

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not quite as easy as it appears because

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you have to look at where the elbow and

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the wrist are in relationship to each

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other to see how much supination has

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happened so now let's go through some of

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the actual in golf positions so if I was

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to get into kind of my setup position

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which looks something like this

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you can see that the black pen is

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slightly to the right so I'm slightly

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supinated in my setup position and then

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I go up to the top of the swing you

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internal right there and you can see

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that the black pen is to the left of

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this so I've pronated probably about 40

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degrees or so I don't have a ton now I'm

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gonna go down towards what I consider a

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delivery position and if I bring this

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back up you can see that the black pen

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is to the right so I went from there at

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the top of the swing to

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they're down in delivery position and

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then as I continue to go through impact

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they get I get a little bit pronated and

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then as I go through my finish I get

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very much pronated so that's looking at

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the lead wrist now instead of switching

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this will just pretend I'm going to

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swing Lefty so there's a kind of a wide

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range of where this pronation supination

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but a lot of guys are a little bit

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supinated because that lead elbow is

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gonna be pointing in the direction of

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the target instead of in towards me so

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there I'm slightly supinated go up

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towards the top of the swing I've

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clearly pronated it's pointing off to

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the left and as I come down I'm much

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more pronated than I was at setup and

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then that's going to allow for this fast

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speed of supination while I'm going to

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be more pronated it's kind of the same

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as I can extend my legs very quickly

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when I go to jump even though my legs

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haven't straightened yet so when we come

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down into this position that if I'm in

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good delivery position my body's in the

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right position I've got good a deduction

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of this trail arm or a deduction of this

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trail or I'm sorry that's going to allow

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me to supinate and not have the clubface

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get too closed or have the path go too

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far left so it allows me to have a good

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shallow angle of attack as well as to

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really extend those arms through the

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shot which gives me a very wide arc

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width which helps with my consistency so

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hopefully this video helps you clarify

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when you're looking at supination and

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then of course why we want to have

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supination that's a whole different

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animal so to speak but this should at

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least help you clarify when you're

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looking at someone on video give you a

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little bit better guess as to well are

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they protonated are they supinated

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here's kind of an easy reference an easy

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way for you to look at it

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