Separation Anxiety- Creating Separation

How important do you think separation is in the golf swing? We’ve talked about X-factor in the previous blog and it is not uncommon to hear the term around golf. One of the key is creating the X-factor needed is to separate upper from lower body to rotate independently while staying stable throughout the swing.

How easy is it to create separation? There are many factors to why there is a limitation in separation; be it hip mobility issue, shoulder and spine mobility restrictions or just unawareness of motor control of the motion. The better control you have with creating the separation will not only help improve your performance, but also preventing from any injuries due to compensation loading.

Here are a few exercises that would be beneficial in creating more separation:

Open Book Stretch

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Exercise Ball Rolls

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Half Kneeling Torso Rotations

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Hip Twister

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These exercises can help your body learn how to control the motion and create more separation between upper and lower body. Lack of separation can lead to Sway and Slide, Reverse Spine Angle, Casting/Scooping and can increase stress on certain parts of your body, commonly low back, shoulder and wrist to compensate for the creation of power and energy.

 

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