The Hip Swivel Exercise

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16 Responses to “The Hip Swivel Exercise”

  1. Thanks Jeremy, the lead hip is obviously so important to the weight transfer and is very difficult for me. This helps get the feeling of a pivot and I will be working on it!

    • Hey Mike,
      Glad to hear this is what you need! Remember to use both sides for this exercise… the bent knee can tend to take over in this exercise. Make sure you use the straight leg to help swivel!

  2. Really like this Jeremy. I am feeling a lot more of my hip really working and this will help develop more balance. I think it all comes down to balance for what happens at impact. Would you agree???

    • Hi Ralph,
      I think balance is a major issue through impact. With balance come confidence. If you’re confident in accepting all that weight, with speed, onto your lead side it makes the impact position so much more efficient. Keep working on both static and dynamic balance exercises to build your confidence.
      Jeremy Klinkhamer, PT

  3. Jeremy ,That’s exactly THE exercise I was looking for to develop THE Speed and amplitude of THE hip rotation forwards .For me it shall be a Speed exercise ,so many bursts of Speed(10?)in 10 seconds .Paul says that at THE beginning of THE turn ,when th

    • Hey Raymond,
      1. See how many you can do in 10 seconds then set a goal of increasing that by one each day you do this. Eventually you will max out so you will then need to change the time to 15 seconds.
      2. As far as the lead knee going from bent to straight as well as upper body tilt I understand those concepts in the golf swing 100%. This exercise is not meant to mimic the swing exactly, it is meant to tackle that moment through impact and the through swing where the knee is relatively straight. If you’re looking for bent to straight strength and speed that is shown in an earlier video “Build Your Lower Body Strength For More Power.”
      3. I don’t recommend a weight jacket or belt. I might choose to put tubing abound the bent knee to resist the rotation though. I would do one set without tubing, next set with resistance tubing, then finish without tubing again.
      Jeremy Klinkhamer, PT

  4. January 1, 2015



  5. January 1, 2015


    Thanks Jeremy You answered my question in your second comment to Raymond

  6. Jeremy,I’ve bought a device called the POWER HIP ROTATOR ,which is a belt you put around the waist ,to which you attach rubber bands ,The rubber bands are hooked to a fixed point ,either in front of you ,or behind ,So you CAN train both strength and speed ( Accelerating YOUR rotation forward= Overspeeding).YOUR exersises with this ” contraption” are pretty tough to do ,on account of keeping YOUR balance .YOUR original exersize and the NEW one have done a lot to improve my rotation forward in the golf swing !

    • That’s great… I can imagine this would be a tough one with bands etc. Maybe grab a club for support so you can complete the exercise safely.
      Jeremy Klinkhamer, PT

  7. January 2, 2015


    Balance is a big issue for me can’t wait to try it. Thanks!

    • Hey Noah,
      You’re not alone. Balance is just one of those challenges you need to learn to work on consistently. Keep at it and make it fun!

  8. February 2, 2017


    Great exercise to warm up and to have active pelvis rotation. One of the best for these dual purposes. Thankyou.

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