THE FORWARD SWING UNWINDING AND LETTING GO
FOLLOWING ON FROM LAST MONTH'S ARTICLE ON CREATING AN EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE PIVOT DURING THE BACKSWING.
Kevin Smith looks at the back swing and now looks at how the body unwinds.
For a good pivot wind up the upper torso over a nice stable base, thus creating torque, i.e. likened to the winding up of a racing spool or toy race car before letting it go. This month, as promised, I'm going to take a look at the forward swing regarding how the body then unwinds as well as the timing of this.
By creating the correct coil during the backswing, you will now be ready and able to ensure that you initiate the correct sequence when transitioning from the backswing to the forward swing.
This involves having a good understanding of how the upper thorax (rib cage and shoulders), the mid section (pelvic area) as well as the lower body (knees and below) act and then react as the body pivots back and through around the spine, the bodies longitudinal axis.