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ASK MIKE: BODY MOTION

ASK MIKE: BODY MOTION

How your body moves is an important part of the swing. It is also a big speed and control producer (if it works correctly). However, if it is trained incorrectly it can make it almost impossible to reach your speed and control potential. It can also potentially create patterns that can lead to injury.

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ASK MIKE: BODY MOTION
  • FRONT LOADER DRILL SOFT ARMS

    Three different drills to remove the tension from your arms.

  • ACTION OF THE LEFT LEG AND LEFT KNEE

    How the lead leg works and why.

  • YOUR RIGHT SCAPULA OR YOUR BELT BUCKLE

    Focusing either on your right scapula or belt buckle to turn through the ball.

  • FRONT LOADER DRILL

    Use the momentum of the club to create your backswing.

  • HOW DO YOU MOVE FORCE THROUGH YOUR FEET

    How does force actually move through your feet and what helps it work.

  • SHOULDERS STAY LEVEL IN CHIPPING AND PITCHING

    The right shoulder does not move down in chipping and pitching.

  • THE PELVIS MOVES LATERALLY

    There is a slight lateral motion in your pelvis from backswing to downswing.

  • HOW TO HIT THE DRIVER SOLID

    How to hit the driver solid and catch it in the center face and control of angle of approach.

  • MAKING A FULL SHOULDER TURN

    Getting your right hip back is the key to a full shoulder turn.

  • MOVING YOUR HIP SOCKETS AND STRAIGHT LINE FORCES

    Getting your right hip back is the key to a full shoulder turn.

  • SHOULDER ACTION

    Shoulder plane and spine angle both play a role in your bodies position to the ball.

  • SHALLOWING THE SHAFT

    The club goes back on one arc and at the transition point of the swing it comes down a shallower angle of approach.

  • HOW TO CREATE A FLAT SPOT IN YOUR SWING

    Loading the scapula helps the club get back down to a position where it levels out. Joe Nichols didn't want you to feel like you were hitting down on the ball, but wanted you to feel the club level out like a flat spot. The weight and momentum will drop the clubhead into the ball.

  • LOADING THE RIGHT SHOULDER

    As you turn back your shoulder blades they retract in towards the center and slide along your rib cage. This is loading the scapula. Arm motions in sports like baseball, tennis and swimming also load the scapula. Loading the scapula begins as soon as you start the club back. It stays loaded and h...

  • RIGHT HIP ACTION

    If your hips are coming towards the ball, try steering your force into your right heel. If you anchor into your toes, your hips tend to come forward.

  • RIGHT HIP IN THE CHANGE OF DIRECTIONS

    Response to a comment from Hung yen Sung (Alpharetta, GA) on the Player Lesson with Nocy Karkour "Train Your Driver Using Tempo With Nocy". Mike expands on a comment regarding the right shoulder & why feeling the right shoulder drop during the backswing is good.

  • CONTROL YOUR SHOULDERS

    RESPONSE TO COMMENTS on AM | 2018.32 | 04. RE: Stop Feeling Stuck - 20180810 // Your elbow stays 90 degrees to your shoulder socket. Here's how to avoid compensations that happen otherwise.

  • EXTERNALLY ROTATE INTO POSITION

    RESPONSE TO COMMENTS on AM | 2021.14 | 03. RE: How Does Baseball Pitching Connect To Our Swing - 20210409 // Your arm moves because your shoulder socket moves. This is a common misunderstanding when it comes to the rotation of the arm.

  • HOW DOES BODY TURN AFFECT CLUBHEAD SPEED

    RESPONSE TO COMMENTS on AM | 2021.17 | 03. RE: How Does a Vertical Shaft Generate Power - 20210430 // Your ball distance is not generated by the turning of your shoulders. Power comes from your ability to hinge and re-hinge at impact. Learn more in this video.

  • HOW JACK NICKLAUS WORKED WITH HIS BODY

    RESPONSE TO COMMENTS on AM | 2021.20 | 02. RE: How Does Body Turn Affect Clubhead Speed - 20210521 // After working with Jack for years, here is what Mike has learned about how his body informed his swing.

  • HOW LEE TREVINO SET HIS SHOULDERS

    RESPONSE TO COMMENTS on AM | 2021.20 | 03. RE: How Being Vertical Can Hurt Your Swing - 20210521 // Tour Pros can work their shoulders differently because they know how to adjust their body. Here's how to pull this off.

  • HOW SHOULD MY HIPS BE WORKING

    In order for your hips to work correctly, you need to have a feel for what they do. Practice getting your hips out of the way.

  • INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL ARM ROTATION IN THE SWING

    RESPONSE TO COMMENTS on GT | JOE NICHOLS - 201801 | 16. Pivot Your Right Elbow // Many players struggle with their elbows because they flex their wrists to hit the ball. Learn to hit effortlessly by relaxing the body.

  • TWIST INTO THE GROUND

    RESPONSE TO COMMENTS on PL | MICHAEL BERGBAUER - 202104 | 06. Add Pushaway To Your Chipping Shots // The part of my foot that I pressure into changes from the backswing to impact. Let's take a look