Jessica Bento, Physical Therapist
It might not seem like a natural fit, DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training and Golf?!!! You might be wondering how DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training will make you a better golfer, or why I would even know such a thing.
I grew up in a household where my entire family played golf, including my grandparents. My own parents were scratch handicap golfers and my dad, I am pretty sure, couldn’t have went pro and my brother was also an amazing golfer.
My Dad of course didn’t hesitate at the chance to see if any of us had the same skill and love for the sport. I took up the sport when I was probably only six or so. As a kid, golf seemed boring and long but I was good at it and kept it up for awhile. I even won the state championship for my age group. Not sure if that is saying much as most girls my age were not golfing in the 80’s and they sure weren’t golfing in the small city of Boise but non the less, I was pretty good. Golf was a big part of my child hood and a big part of our family bonding so its something that will always be apart of me.
I did stop golfing though when I went into high school which I still kick myself to this day as I am pretty sure I could have went to school on a scholarship and wouldn’t have all this student loans to repay but I am digressing… why DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training to make you a better golfer?
I look towards our rotational movements for this one, not that our foundational movements can not build up great strength or power, but I feel that our rotational movements really simulate a golf swing and can build power in the range of motion more so than another implement or training system.
The ability to produce and control power is key in golf and key with our DVRT movements. I really don’t think people are training in a way they are not only resisting movement but resisting the implement itself, or what we like to call true 360 degree training.
My top movements work on the concepts of rotation. That doesn’t always mean performing rotation, but also building the skills and mobility to actually rotate well! Yes, unfortunately due to our lifestyle and sometimes less than stellar training, our bodies don’t have a great ability to rotate. That especially means as it relates to our hip mobility.
You have to know that rotation comes from our hips, not from our low back. So, if you don’t have good hip mobility, your back will take the grunt of the work. The result? Usually a very painful back. This video is dedicated towards teaching you some foundational drills to progress to more dynamic DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training movements that will relate to more power movements. Establishing a strong foundation though will go a long ways to improving your golf swing.
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