Recently I scheduled a fitness assessment with personal trainer Andrew Hoppert, Muscle Dynamics, LLC, who specializes in muscle activation techniques.
With several muscle assessments and testing procedures, he was able to objectively determine that my lower left lat was not activating as strong as that of my right lower lat.
Knowing this information, it was easy for me to assess that this imbalance could be a contributing factor to why I am occasionally out of balance and less efficient in my follow through.
So what are my next steps to activate and strengthen that muscle? Andrew suggested that I focus my attention on the lower left lat muscle as I rotate my thoracic spine to the left.
The second step was to add some resistance to the rotation with the use of a cable (with light weight) to reinforce and strengthen the muscle.
With a number of repetitions over a period of several weeks the muscle will undoubtably strengthen, thus resulting in a more fluid and powerful follow through.
To summarize, when our body is in balance we will be able to create optimal performance with our swing, thus providing greater enjoyment and harmony in our game.
For more information and understanding of how to balance your body for an improved golf swing, attend this FREE clinic, presented by Andrew Hoppert, Muscle System Specialist & Tami Bealert, PGA Director of Instruction, Wednesday, Nov. 13 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at North Shore CC, Directors Room. Members may RSVP on the calendar page of the North Shore CC website.
Non-members may email me at email@example.com or call/text 734-731-0238.