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August 1, 2016
My left forearm (the flexor group of muscles ) are hurting big time? I am right handed. I’m i gripping the club too tight or what? I only play 2-3 times/ wk.
Yes, could very well be a gripping issue if it’s the left flexor group (which is the palm side of the forearm). Those muscles are primarily used in golf to grip the club. I’m not sure how much you play and practice but this sounds like an overuse injury that could easily turn into epicondylitis if you’re not careful. You need to rest, for now, to give the muscles/tendons time to recover. Low intensity stretching of those muscles. Ice a few times a day for now until it subsides significantly. Once you get back to golf I would suggest a glove (if you don’t already use one). The friction of the glove and grip of the handle should help you lessen your grip pressure. Concentrate on the last 3 fingers of your left hand (small, ring and middle) as the only real pressure fingers. I did a video on this which may help: https://ignitiongolf.com/weak-side-training/ I’m sure Paul has addressed grip pressure too so take a look at what he suggests for sure.
Jeremy Klinkhamer, PT
Yes you are gripping way too hard. You arms should be like butter. Haven’t you heard any of my million tips on powerless arms? Powerless arms is zero power not less power in your arms. You need to also be doing practice swings at home every night working on the swing positions.
Here are the positions:
Then here are a whole bunch power powerless arms tips:
The Time Machine: https://ignitiongolf.com/time-machine/
What Is Powerless Arms?: https://ignitiongolf.com/what-is-powerless-arms/
Powerless Arms Test: https://ignitiongolf.com/powerless-arms-test/
Powerless Arms – The Trust Factor: https://ignitiongolf.com/the-trust-factor/
How To Get Powerless Arms: https://ignitiongolf.com/how-to-get-powerless-arms/
Why You Can’t Stop Hitting With Arms: https://ignitiongolf.com/cure-hitting-with-arms/
Taking Powerless Arms to the Course: https://ignitiongolf.com/powerless-arms-when-playing/
August 2, 2016
Paul & Jerry,
I’m looking for 4-6 stretches/warm-up drills I can do in about 5 minutes when I get to the range or 1st tee that will loosen up my body to start making full swings. I currently use Paul’s helicopter drill, some practice swings and then just some general stretches, which vary somewhat each time. I was thinking that it would be great to have a consistent “warm-up routine” that I can take to the range or course that I would use before hitting golf balls or playing a round. Do you have anything like this currently or could you make some suggestions? Love your stuff! Thanks!
September 29, 2016
I always assumed my spine rotation was poor. It however is fine, getting past that 45 degree angle, I do work pretty consistently on it mind you.
What I did find however, is that both my shoulder and hip mobility are quite restricted. Now I know what to work on.
Another satisfied customer,
April 7, 2021
Paul offered through his website at one time a complete flexibility program by Roger Fredericks. I purchased and downloaded it and I currently do the White Tee (the most basic of the three) program every morning. It has really helped me be more flexible prior to my rounds, and that is after a 35 minute drive to the course. It’s no more than 15 minutes if you learn the program so you can move right through the exercises. I hit 12-15 balls and am ready to play. I hit the rest of the small bucket after the round, working on anything that gave me trouble during the round, or partial wedge shots if I had a good swing that day. BTW – I am 72, and am improving what has always been relatively inflexible.
To Paul and Jeremy:
Thanks for these. The Roger Fredericks flexibility program has a series of eight flexibility tests at the start to test oneself; these three slide right in to further assess one’s limitations.
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