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I like it , Lats and Tricep smack down !
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Hi Diz, Yeah its crazy good contact when your feel the downswing of the arms being the same as a Tricep pull/push down process with the back of the hand facing the ground instead of the palm as we normally do a Tricep extension exercise … when I say the ‘back’ of the trail hand facing the ground that is in the early part of the downswing and of course that changes to palm down coming into impact . cheers JH
Im Finally back JH hitting the 4 shots I call critical to score but with my new motion… Its been alongtime friend. I can Fade,Draw ,hit it low and high like I want to..
You deserve the final results you are getting now because you haven’t deviated from what you knew way back was the answer… you have refined and perfected the process over a long period which most people do not have the commitment to do… you now understand your swing totally . cheers JH
Your finish is so good. It seems like if I am under pressure I cut it off. Just letting it go is critical isn’t it?
Once I have the club in motion I just let it go where it wants to go… trying to direct its path pulls it off line and slows it down…. the pressure shot only becomes a problem when you try to get the club to do something rather than committing to the freewheeling of the club… its hard to just let the club go where it wants to under the gun but once you have done it a few times you will be amazed how the ‘pressure’ disappears… cheers JH
I was curling two 50 pound dumbells three sets of 10.. Watching this I am done with biceps and will work on fast moves on the triceps.
The secret of tricep exercise is to make sure the range of motion is full and slow with no bounce from the bottom of the motion to the top… you don’t want ‘quick’ motion in the exercise… better to go down in weight and really work the triceps to failure with less reps than more reps with fast rebound heavier weights. The elbows should never move away from the ribcage at all during the exercise… if they do you have to much weight in play … the tricep heads will not be fully engaged when the elbows come away from the body during the extension phase of the exercise…. working the triceps correctly with manageable weight is the way to go for best results. You should still do your Bicep curls because that part of the upper arm should be balanced with its muscle groups against one another … I do my bicep and tricep curls on the one machine which is a cable stack Nautilus machine and I just go from underhand grip with a low pull base for the Biceps to an overhand pull from a high base for the triceps and I use a straight single handle bar which gives me good isolation of the muscle groups in the exercises. Cheers Jh PS I will be doing some videos on some of my Gym exercises that I do for my particular muscle groups for some of my students .. if you send me your email address I will send you the videos…my email is .. email@example.com…
I will do it. I go to the gym for my golf game not to impress anyone. Thank you.
I go to the Gym mainly to keep my bone density up so as to avoid breakages which at my age is always a problem with healing etc… as well it a bit of muscle tone and a bit of extra power in the muscles absolutely helps with taking pressure of the body’s joints … the extra muscle condition supports the bones just that much better. cheers JH
JH, Good work. May be it is just for me. When you take back the club, I don’t see any triceps-pull as you are taking the club around you. When you bring it back, it is following the same path (I didn’t use the word arc as you don’t like it!!) and I don’t see any smash. Also, your back swing is very short. You have a very good swing and due to your height, strength, and arm length you are able to hit it farther. I used take the clubs vertically (quick hinging) and release it immediately in the same path along with rotating my body. After watching this video, I think I was doing triceps pull and snap push back along with rotation. But, in your case, you are swinging around your body and the arm is moving around you in both the back swing as well as the down swing. However, without the club and just with the arms you are demoing as if you are pushing/snapping the triceps. Please clarify.
In the backswing you do not use the triceps.. its a Bicep curl in the trail arm that gets it to the top of the swing. The demonstrating without the club is a highlighting process only showing the ‘intentional’ process of the triceps which easier shown with the arms separated. The Triceps unloading shown in the demonstration is more vertical in look than the actual swing operation plane which of course when the hands are joined together will make the swing more rotary with the arms/hands swing around the body as they will/should in every swing type. My swing length these days is just a result of losing trunk flexibility with age and my gym work is for strength rather than flexibility these days . cheers JH
Glad to see you back, J.H. It seems to me that this release is very similar to the still revolutionary ideas of Count Yogi to “hit up on everything, including the irons,” only not quite as gracefully. I have been working with Yogi fundamentals lately, including some input from from your earlier videos about the Count. It strikes me that he was one of the very few true golfing geniuses. The results have been fantastic so far, the only negative being that with tight lies there’s a tendency to catch it just a little fat, especially with the wedges and short irons. I surmise that it is because with modern irons with the thick leading edges and all that bounce it’s a little tougher to fit the leading edge into that space between the equator of the ball and the turf without as much shaft lean. I am seriously thinking about finding a machinist and having the bounce ground off all of my irons. My irons are taylormade M2s — I don’t know if it is even possible to grind down the sole of cast irons. I’m curious if you or anyone else has any experience or knowledge in that area.
By the way, within the next few days I will be publishing on amazon a book titled Golf Your Way that I have been working on for more than twenty years. I think you will appreciate its themes that there are no swing fundamentals that apply to all players (except the ball flight laws which aren’t swing fundamentals but laws of physics) and there are a wonderfully infinite number of acceptable ways to get the job done. When we get right down to it we are our own best teachers. The book mentions you and your creative ideas as well as those of those of Count Yogi. Creativity and experimentation are the way we learn golf best in my opinion, the same way that Yogi, Moe and Hogan did. I’ve lost your email address. If you will supply me with one I would like to send you a complimentary copy, as well as any of your viewers who will get me an email address at firstname.lastname@example.org within the next few weeks.
Hi Thomas, I use the M2 irons as well and they do have quite a thick bouncy sole compared to a pure blade type club … I wouldn’t think you could machine the soles successfully … my M2 irons have a polymer insert in the sole not far back from the leading edge so if you disturbed the integrity of the back edge of that insert by any machining g I think it could lose or dislodge or such… I had a bit of the same problem with the short clubs so I just moved the ball back in the stance until I got the leading edge of the club face on the ball earlier …. because that meant I was getting the ball earlier than normal while the club was travelling still in to out more than normal I stated to push the ball because the club face was a bit more still open at that part of the swing arc so I just shut the face down a bit at address with those clubs and the ball flight just became a tight little push draw which is easily controllable . I look forward to your coming book… the last e book you did was really well done … you have a very good capability to explain things clearly and precisely … as well you fully understand that all players have individual swing mechanics brought about by individual body types and experimentation to get the right mechanics to suit the individual is the sensible way to build a swing that ‘works’ for ‘that’ individual. Will the Title of the book be Golf “Your” Way … being an old advertising copy writer I know the grab factor of a specific ‘one’ word message … especially when relating to the psyche of Golfers. cheers JH
i hit irons longer doing this but may be cause im delofting the club
You could be delofting the irons… if the flight is lower than normal that is a good indicator you are delofting… but you may have been before not applying the correct loft to the ball because you were not in as strong a position at impact as you are now … I don’t think it matters if you are hitting the ball a bit flatter with your irons as long as its not crazy flat … good compression on the ball at impact with a square club face will invariably hit the ball with a more penetrating flight . Taking less club has to be an advantage does it not even if the ball flight is a tad lower. cheers Jh
Hi JH, I have a habit of just finishing the swing head high pointing the arms and club toward the target. Is there a drill that would help to finish the swing like you do? Thanks again for the instructional
Hi Ray, I have very little grip pressure in my left hand and wrist during my swing.. probably as a feeling 50% less than my right hand… for me that lets the right hand/arm keep accelerating through the ball and beyond impact… if I have a lot of grip pressure in my left hand it blocks the club head releasing speed through the ball… I never try for left hand/arm extension through the ball after impact… in fact if you look at my swing after impact my left arm is kinda buckled and a bit ‘chicken Wing’ looking… that’s because it is just getting pushed out of the way by the fast following right hand/arm. Try hitting some shots with hardly any grip pressure in your lead hand and make sure you don’t increase the pressure coming into impact at all… it will be a bit daunting first up because you will feel you are not controlling the club securely coming into impact but you will maintain control and the thing you will notice is how far around your body your left arm will end up at the finish of the swing. Generally speaking if I want to ensure I hit a fade shape shot and keep the ball from going left I always have a lot of pressure in my lead hand/fingers which restricts the club releasing to much… conversely when I want to hit a strong slinging draw I have virtually zero finger/hand grip pressure which lets the right arm just push the left hand/arm out of the way to a full length release. cheers JH
Thank you JH for the golf lesson. I have never heard this information before but it makes sense so I will give it a go. You never quit learning. It looks like you are swinging faster through impact with this swing. I have watched most of you video instruction and you are swinging fantastic through the ball. I look forward for the work outs you do for golf fitness. Thanks again.