22 Jul '14, 4pm

NEW ARTICLE: "Why the Glutes Matter" by TPI Certified trainer Meredith Parker:

NEW ARTICLE: "Why the Glutes Matter" by TPI Certified trainer Meredith Parker:

Upon address position, imagine your backside against a wall. Assuming a club could flow freely through this wall, you start into your backswing, reach the top position, continue the downswing, and then impact. When the glutes are firing correctly, your backside should not come off that wall. Remember, power production must begin from the ground. In order to generate maximum power by posting on the lead leg, the glutes must maintain pelvic position and firmly hold the low body as the upper body rotates around. When this is not the case and the glutes lack in one of the three characteristics listed above, you have two of the most common issues golfers face on the course: loss of posture and early extension. The body is smart and will figure out the easiest way to achieve a desired position or movement even if the pattern, rhythm, or muscles used are incorrect. In this case, ...

Full article: http://www.mytpi.com/articles/fitness/why_the_glutes_matter

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