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May 16, 2013
Excellent training exercises for balance ,which is a much overlooked aspect of the golf swing ,thank you JEREMY .Without good balance you can’t achieve a good golf swing ,short game ,long game ,putting .
Now I have a problem with m’y two Knees who each have a full prothesis ,resulting from to much high Level soccer in my early years ,when I played Center Forward and got tackled incessantly (I am 78 now ).Paul advises to bring the two knees in contact in the thruswing to carry the weight forward and achieve a good rotation over the left leg :impossible to do that with proth
Thanks for the praise. I agree… balance is critical for the swing, especially as we age. As for proper counseling for your situation I would encourage you to keep working on single leg balance exercises. Also, during through-swing exercises at home I would have you narrow your stance to shoulder width. At home, you’ll be in a safer environment to practice this. This width will help you place your lead hip and knee over your ankle so your hip rotates, not your knee. The lead leg can pivot properly as this happens – if the knee is over your toes on the through swing it becomes the pivot point which won’t work well at all. I understand your need for traction and stability on the golf course but If your legs are to wide it makes it difficult to place your hip and knee over the heel. Practice this at home, as long as your MD has given you the ok to do these things. Good luck.
Jeremy Klinkhamer, PT
Paul, I rec’d email yesterday on rxauditors thx Dan
May 17, 2013
Thanks for letting me know.
How do I get the half ball and how much?
The half ball is called a Bosu Ball. You can find it at most sporting goods/fitness stores. It’s also available online at places like Amazon.com. I believe it is around $100.
Jeremy Klinkhamer, PT
April 12, 2018
I see again these excellent stabilty exercises 5 years after my first comments in 2013,I’m now past 83, nearing 84 and still in fairly good golf shape
In my daily exercises I have several of these to do from JOEY DIOVSALVI’s fine book “FIX YOUR BODY ,FIX YOUR SWING” ) and I must say they are those who give me the most trouble to perform.
What you find out at your expense as you age is that good balance becomes a critical issue .No wonders so many elderly people fall without any reason and break a limb in doing so!
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