Leg Stability is the Path to Power and Consistency

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Jeremy Klinkhamer

9 Responses to “Leg Stability is the Path to Power and Consistency”

  1. January 17, 2013

    chadcarpenter

    Good series on glutes. The progression one after another was helpful. Thanks!

    • Thanks Chad,
      Stacking new things onto a “simple” thing is the best way to learn anything, ie counting –>addition/subtraction–> multiplication/division–> algebra–> geometry–> calculus and so on. You’ll be seeing a lot of this as we go… my clients in the office see it every session. It’s a great way to make someone more fit as well as being “smarter” about their fitness. Thanks for watching!
      Jeremy Klinkhamer, PT

  2. January 17, 2013

    ADAUTOMORAES

    Vou praticar para melhorar minha estabilidade.
    Bom!

  3. November 11, 2016

    GeorgeFrench

    Jeremy,

    great exercise. I recently had a total left hip replacement. 7 weeks not. I am not going to do anything until my doctor says so but I was wondering what exercises that I should do when he gives me the OK to start doing activities. 13 Dec will be 12 weeks so I am hoping that will be when he gives me the ok to start. I am 61 and am a avid golfer so I am itching to get back out there. I think the first tournament for next year is in April.

    V/R
    George

    • Hi George,
      Sorry for the delay. I was away on vacation for a week and just got back to my desk. I imagine you’ll be going to physical therapy and be given quite a few instructions from your surgeon when he sees you next. Expect a gradual progression of exercises like this one you see in this video. Specific exercises will be difficult to prescribe from a distance. Too many factors apply. Expect a lot of bridges and balance work. April will be a great goal for you to work towards. I’m not sure of your circumstances, but many players after hip replacement are putting around 4-6 weeks, chipping after 6-10 weeks, driving after 12 weeks and golfing (using a cart) at around the 4 month mark. Hang in there. It’s hard not to rush your return to golf but it will pay off in the end. Keep your expectations in check. Your body has a lot to figure out and golf is a complicated set of movements with the hips right in the center of the action. Ask your rehab team to keep in mind that you’re a golfer. That means walking on changing and uneven surfaces, bending down to pick up your ball and rotating your body at a high velocity. All the best in your rehab and keep me in the loop!
      Jeremy Klinkhamer, PT

  4. When loading onto the r instep,I feel as if I pull,stretch or whatever to the inside of my r thigh–vastus medialis? I get cramps here at night with residual pain the next day. Is this common? What to helpP

    • Michael,

      This is not common. I think you are bracing the lower body too much. In no way should my swing hurt your body. If it does, you are doing it wrong.

      The lower has to turn a little due to the shoulders coiling back. So the shoulders coil which then moves the hips. The hips move the knees into position. Imagine a top down view of your swing. If so you would see the circular pattern. If you braced the lower too much you would minimize this rotation and not get the ratio between the shoulders, hips, knees and feet. Put a couple of clubs or alignmnt sticks on the ground creating an X. Step up parallel to one stick. Go to the top and recognize how much hip turn you have. You can do this by checking your belt buckle relative to the 2 sticks. They should have turned 45 degrees with the forward knee going behind the ball because it is following this rotation of the hips.

      Watch:

      Left Knee Behind Ball: http://ignitiongolf.com/backswing-forward-knee/

      So you are coiling the shoulders around a stable lower but this lower does have to move a little due to the shoulders coiling.

      If you still feel pain send us your swing so we can check it.

    • Please check into what Paul suggests here. Also, stretch the quads and groin regularly and see if that helps. Try to ice right after the time you think you irritate it. Stretch right before you go to bed to help with the cramping.
      Jeremy

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