WHY YOU SHOULD DO IT
Can you really think about your spine when you
swing? Even if you can, it's doubtful you have
the muscle necessary to actually maintain a
perfect spine angle.
THE PROOF YOU NEED
Take the glute-muscle strength test. (Click here for video.) Lie down on your back and then pull your left
foot toward your rear end as shown below. Lift
your right leg and your rear end off the ground
and hold for a count of 10.
This test gauges the strength of your glutes (the
muscles in your rear end).You need these to
stay in your posture on your downswing and
keep your spine angle intact.
If your right hip sags or your right hamstring
begins to cramp...
Your glute muscles are weak and you have
no chance of properly maintaining your
If you can hold your leg and rear end up
without any problems...
Your glute muscles are strong. They'll keep
your hips in place when you rotate so your
posture remains unchanged.