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Golf Body-Swing Connection 7/8 - Forearms & Wrists

Wrist and forearm #mobility is imperative for proper set and release of the #golfclub, as well as power production in the #golfswing. ๐ŸŒ๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ The following are tests for #wrist and #forearm range of motion (start position for all tests is arms by your side, elbows bent to 90 degrees, making a fist):โœŠ๐Ÿผ

  1. Wrist Hinge Tests: Begin in start position with thumbs up ๐Ÿ‘, hinge your wrists up (radial deviation) and down (ulnar deviation). Normal radial deviation is 20 degrees; normal ulnar deviation is 30 degrees.

  2. Wrist Flexion / Extension Test: Begin in start position with palms down๐Ÿคœ, bend both fists downward toward the ground (flexion), then upward toward the ceiling (extension). Normal wrist flexion & extension is 60 degrees or more. Testing tip: You can use a 6-iron to measure wrist flexion/extension since the lie of the club is ~60 degrees.

  3. Forearm Rotation Test: Begin in start position with thumbs up๐Ÿ‘, rotate both hands outward so that your palms face the ceiling (supination), then rotate hands inward so that your palm faces the floor (pronation). Normal supination & pronation is 80 degrees.


Wrist & Forearm Body-Swing Connections:

  1. Hinging up helps set the club and hinging down is necessary for impact with the ball! ๐ŸŽฏ

  2. At the top of the #backswing wrist extension of the trail wrist/hand is needed to set the club, and during the #downswing wrist flexion of the lead wrist/hand makes an efficient transfer of power from the body to the club, through the ball. ๐Ÿ’ช

  3. Both pronation and supination help open and close the club face (affects the short game a lot!). โ›ณ Your #wrists have a large impact on the game. They are a very common site of injury across all ages.๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿ‘ด If you experiencing any #wristpain or discomfort, do not wait for the nagging pain to go away on its own. See your local #chiropractor for a proper assessment and treatment plan!๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โš•๏ธ Tag #swingfreefebruary & #drpricciardelli to show me your moves! #mytpi #stcatharines #niagaragolf#wriststrength #painfree #golfaddict#instagolfer #golffitness #golfpractice#golftips #golfcoach #golfperformance#golf #golfcoach

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