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We’ve all heard of Rotation Power, but anti-rotation drills? Check this out!

I must admit I had never heard of Anti-Rotational drills to increase power.  I was familiar with rotational power, and this new concept of anti-rotational power intrigued me, and as a progressive instructor, I always like to keep my mind open to new ideas and concepts.  Adam Stevenson for Golf Wrx describes how this can benefit your golf swing and increase power.  Along with this article is a video with some great drills to do once you understand how anti-rotation works.  
Golf is a rotational sport. This means that for us to make an efficient golf swing, our bodies need to rotate. By rotating our body in our golf swing, we are able to utilize our body’s energy so that we can generate more club head speed that will translate to increased distance. Even though it is our arms that are swinging our golf club, it is in fact our body’s rotation that is generating the power and the speed to swing our arms and the club. So I suppose it would be somewhat logical to think that if we just turned our bodies faster, then we would be able to generate more speed and hit the ball further, right? Well, even though that presumption is not entirely inaccurate, it is unfortunately not entirely that simple either. For you to understand what I mean, I need to go into more depth and give you some basic understandings of how the human body moves biomechanically in the golf swing, so bear with me. In an efficient golf swing, our body doesn’t make just one movement turning back and through, but rather it is divided up into different segments that turn at separate moments in the swing. When done efficiently, our body will work in a pattern where one segment of our body reaches peak speed then slows down abruptly so that it can transfer energy to the next segment of the body, and as that part reaches peak speed then it too has to slow down abruptly so that it too can transfer its energy on to the next segment — and so on and so on. When firing correctly, this amazing ability to leap frog energy from one segment to the next is what’s called the kinematic sequence in the sports science world.
To see how these Anti-Rotation moves work PLUS a video with anti-rotation drills, go here! Source : Adam Stevenson  Golf Wrx Pictures : Adam Stevenson  Golf Wrx

Leg Drive or Quiet Legs? The answer is right here!

When I started golf at the age of 16 in 1972, most of the instruction revolved around leg drive!  This is how you get your power, I was told.  That is still true to a certain extent even now, but, rotational power with the upper torso needs to be involved in the process as well.  Piers Ward and Andy Proudman of Meandmygolf explain the finer points of this important move in the golf swing!
How much should your legs move in your golf swing? PGA Professionals Piers Ward and Andy Proudman of Meandmygolf talk about the knee movement in the back swing and give you a simple drill to help fix this swing fault.
Source : Meandmygolf

A multitude of workouts for your golf swing. All you will ever need!

Getting your body into great golf shape just got a whole lot easier.  While browsing through Pinterest I found this article by buzzfeed.com with literally hundreds of workouts for your golf swing that will help with core power, rotational power, leg power and a whole lot more.  Start off these exercises with a medium weight medicine ball.  Do the Torso Twist for rotational power, the Lunge with Cross-Body Chop for both rotational and core strength, one leg bridge with leg lift for your hamstrings and hip flexors and finally Med Ball Burpees for leg power.  Do these for about two to three weeks and then change things up by moving to another set of exercises that are completely different.  Just go to the link below for great choices.  Thanks to Pinterest and buzzfeed for these great articles!
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Thanks to the internet, you don’t have to join a gym or subscribe to a billion fitness magazines to get fit. Go here for a multitude of exercises for your golf swing!

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