Lat and Separation Stretch

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Lat and Separation Stretch
Category: Stretching
Sub-Category: Backswing, Downswing, Swing Mechanics, Distance, Arms, Posture, Shoulder Turn, Fitness, Practice

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Video Golf Tip | Lat and Separation Stretch
By Stan Sayers

Hi, I am Stan Sayers, Director of Instruction with McGetrick Golf Academy and I am here today with Dee Tidwell, our Director of Instruction for Golf Fitness and the owner of Champion Golf Fitness. What we are going to show you today is that the inability of some players to turn and also keep their arm straight, they want to fold them in. What Dee is going to do is give you some stretches that are going to help benefit you in that area. Stan, these are two stretches that you can do either pre-round and pre-practice for sure. One of these is a lat stretch, see the lat attaches here on the glute and then it comes up and attaches on the arm. If that lat is tight and you try to go into your backswing, if this is tight you will bend your arms or you will come out of posture because of that. One of the ways to stretch that lat is, I will just Stan here, and you can use the side of the wall, you can use the cart, whatever it is, just grab it firmly, something that is not going to move and lean forward. Then kind of lean in to this left shoulder here. That is going to get a nice lat stretch right through here. That is a great one to again allow you to rotate better without having an arm bend. The second one is we need to talk about separation. We talk about separation all the time, the hips and the trunk. One reason we cant rotate well is because we do not separate well. This stretch here goes down into a lunge position. Using a club we will go arms over your head, keeping a nice triangle formed with the club and two arms, not this with the club in front of you, we want the club directly over your head. If you think of this as an upside down triangle, I want the point of the triangle, the center of your torso, to turn the base. Another way to think of this is if you had a laser pointer it would go in a 180 degree arc around your body. I want you to keep your hips still, we don't want to reinforce the lack of separation between the torso and lower body because that is what you are already doing. We want to this, keep the hips still. We are going to turn left to right and back 10 times and you are going to do it on each leg just like such. If you do the lat stretch and this over head turn stretch you will have a better ability to keep your arms straight and rotate through the upper body.


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