Dr. Michael Voight is a Professor at Belmont University – School of Physical Therapy and a Consultant for NASA Astronaut Training. In the video, Dr. Voight explains the effects of Posture on our body's systems and the reason why he likes The Posture System by Roger Fredericks.
This great Active Stretch works the entire body and specifically stretches the Inner Thighs as well as the Obliques in the Upper Torso. Helping rid the body of rotation helps the body return to a proper load of the joints.
By stretching obliques and lats, you’ll be freeing up your shoulder blades along with stretching the lower body. If you want a smoother and more effective golf swing – this exercise is for you. Note: If you can’t get your arms back against the wall, don’t worry about it, just take the arms to their limit – then back off and gently glide. AND, if you have serious shoulder problems, don’t do this exercises until you’ cleared by a physician or anatomical functionalist.
Become a great Shot maker with The 27 Point Program. My old friend, the late Jim Flick used to say that the golf swing was a reaction to the golfer’s intent of swinging at the target. I've always liked that analogy because I feel that most golfers focus too much of their swing – and not on the shot they want to hit. One of the greatest players I ever saw was a man named Ted Richards – the 1953 U.S. Public Links Champion who never turned pro (certainly not because he couldn't). Ted taught me the 27 point program which when practiced, will teach you how to hit different types of shots, i.e, High Fades, Low Hook, Low Fades, etc. This drill is phenomenal and if you practice it on the range – then on the course, your entire perception of golf will change. You’ll start playing ‘shots’ and stop playing ‘Swing’.
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This wonderful stretch for the adductors, inner thighs, hamstrings and lower back, results in a greater rotation of the hips and allows the forward leg to separate from the trailing leg during the forward swing.
Roger Fredericks provides an overview of his Secrets to Golf Swing Flexibility DVD Series which includes the White, Blue and Gold Tee Programs to gain flexibility and better range of motion to create a freer, more powerful golf swing.
Roger Fredericks introduces his new Posture Restoration System with the Hosts on Fox 25 OKC. Roger was the keynote speaker at the Integris Hospital Men’s Health Conference on September 19, 2013.
Over the years, golf has evolved into a Power Game and everybody wants more power! It’s gotten to the point where many of the greatest courses in the world have become obsolete because the technology has the ball going further than ever before, and consequently, many courses have gotten too short.
Good hamstring function is vital to stabilize your lower body. A tight hamstring will encourage Straightening of the Legs – Hip Slides – and even Over Turning of the hips. In this video, I’ll show you how to test your Hammies and a couple of stretches to keep them flexible.
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Are your golf swing flaws just bad ‘HABITS’ or are they ‘SYMPTOMS’ of a lack of flexibility in key muscle groups?
Gary Player first met Roger Fredericks in Kaanapali, Maui. Gary Player has always been an ambassador of golf fitness and living a healthy lifestyle. When he met Roger Fredericks, they discovered a synergy through a shared philosophy of golf fitness.
Part 2 – After playing a practice round with Tommy Jacobs several years ago at the Senior PGA Championship, Arnold Palmer was amazed at Tommy’s incredible driving distance – especially considering that nearly all of the other seniors had ‘lost’ distance!
After playing a practice round with Tommy Jacobs several years ago at the Senior PGA Championship, Arnold Palmer was amazed at Tommy’s incredible driving distance – especially considering that nearly all of the other seniors had ‘lost’ distance!
Roger Fredericks joins Arnold Palmer on The Golf Channel Academy Live discussing Arnold's career and his flexibility.
A simple pose that will do wonders for you – especially suppressing back pain. In a short amount of time, you’ll begin to feel your back begin to ‘melt’ into the floor. As the body relaxes, you’ll find that your pelvis will relax which will then ‘let go’ of it’s grip on the spine. You can spend 5 minutes up to 30 minutes in this incredibly effective pose.
In this video clip, I explain to Dave Phillips and Dr. Greg Rose – Founders of The Titleist Performance Institute, precisely how breathing is crucial for superb flexibility.
The lats play a huge role in determining how much extension you’re going to have in your swing. Take this test and see how you do. If your test turns out poorly, it’s time to get on my complete Flexibility program.
Here I’m demonstrating some stretching and strengthening exercises with Dave Phillips and Dr. Greg Rose, which will enhance your back extension in your golf swing – not to mention allow you to achieve better posture.
One of THE most important fundamentals in the golf swing is maintaining your spine angle in your swing – and especially in the downswing. Although this may sound easy to do, the reality is that a very high percentage of golfers ‘come out’ of their spine angle which robs them of power and consistency.
In this video, I’m giving you a short overview of ‘Why’ flexibility is so important in the golf swing. If you’re now depressed because you’re not flexible, don’t worry – because – Everybody, no matter what the age can improve the range of motion in their bodies ‘If they stretch the right muscles – the right way’. (And, I just happen to know where you can find a flexibility program to do just that!).
Exercise – Explanation of the Hamstrings and their function in the golf swing. Tight hamstrings and their corresponding muscles play a MAJOR role in the golf swing! These muscles affect your lower body in a big way – AND, the Lower body dictates to the upper body during the swing. If your Hammies and lower body muscles aren't functional, your lower body won’t be able to stabilize and allow the upper body to coil effectively against it. This video will explain the role of the Hammies as well as test them to determine where you’re at’. Let me know how you do by leaving your comment below.
Great Breathing Method for Golf and Sports
Unfortunately, I’ve found that the majority of people in our culture actually Breathe improperly. This is largely due to the Forward Flextion – sitting down culture that we live in. Proper breathing begins in the lower diaphragm with the oxygen bellowing upwards. People whose hips and shoulders are out of position nearly always breathe from their upper thorax which creates a shallow breath which is not as powerful as the powerful breaths resulting from the lower diaphragm. Generating what’s called IAP – Intra Abdominal Pressure is a must for better health, focus and relaxation.
Tension is PUBLIC ENEMY #1 in Golf… and Life, for that matter; And, without question, the best way to ‘Take a Swing at Tension’ (which is a phrase I heard from fellow teacher Dean Reinmuth), is by
taking some full and deep breaths, starting from the abdomen on up.
Watching a basketball player at the Free Throw Line, or a baseball pitcher about to go into his windup, you’ve probably noticed that they’ll always take a few deep breaths before delivering their shot or pitch. However, we don’t always see this with amateur golfers – who in large part, have more time to stand over the ball and ‘think’ about it; which often freezes them and inhibits their oxygen and neuron flow throughout their swing.
Taking a couple deep breaths (especially when you’re feeling ‘Up Tight’) while visualizing your intended shot at the target, will certainly help you make a Smooth and Rhythmic golf swing.
In today’s video, I demonstrate a Breathing Method on how to breathe which will certainly help you keep yourself from ‘Choking’ when you’re getting into Crunch Time.