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Low Back Pain? Might be your Quadratus Lumborum

Low Back Pain? Might be your Quadratus Lumborum
The Quadratus Lumborum [QL] is crucial to the golf swing. No, it’s not the glutes, pecs, or lats, but it should get top billing with them. The QL ...

The Deadlift for Golf Performance (Part 2: Enter, The Deadlift)

The Deadlift for Golf Performance (Part 2: Enter, The Deadlift)

 

To most people, the deadlift (DL) is a classic strength builder for the posterior chain (glutes, hamstrings, and back). But, there is much more than that going on. You will improve grip strength which is important for rotator cuff health/function. The deadlift will protect your back because it will teach you how to maintain spinal integrity as you hinge from the hips and pick up a dead weight from the floor. The deadlift will reinforce your ability to pack your shoulders by using your lats, which builds shoulder stability. The DL will open your thoracic spine and hip flexors, so you can make a better turn in your golf swing and protect your lower back. The deadlift will teach you to hinge from the hips, making your golf posture strong and balanced. The deadlift will build abdominal and glute strength to get you more powerfully connected to the ground in your golf swing and giving you the hip strength you need to pound the ball harder.

Daily Movement Practice

Daily Movement Practice
Movement is not something that we should take lightly. It is how we experience our world, how we cook, reproduce, maintain and improve our health, ...

Get Ready to Sit

Get Ready to Sit
Get Ready to Sit Chris Hook, TPI-FP3, Strong First Team Leader, FMS2   It’s the beginning of summer and it is that time of year when kids are gett...

Shoulder Dislocates

Shoulder Dislocates
Dislocates, they have an intimidating name, but they are one of our favorite shoulder movements.We do these every day, especially if we are doing o...

One Simple Move for Better Rotation

One Simple Move for Better Rotation
I was recently watching my 6-month-old niece propel herself around the room by only rolling. She’s too young to crawl, creep, scoot, or walk, so s...

Hug' n' Turn

Hug' n' Turn
Hug’n’turn is a great stretch to take to the golf course. Do 5-8 reps (each side) every 4-6 holes. This is a movement that will open your thoracic...