Everyone knows that the #1 way is to Swing with
a rounded back on the backswing.
But the #2 way is much more subtle, devious, and
harder to catch – especially when training on your
I know what you’re thinking – it’s rounding your
lower back when picking up or putting down your
(That’s #3 in my book.)
Here it is – it’s leaning back at the top of
You’ve seen it and probably done it.
Right at the top you lean back ever so slightly
at the top.
Doesn’t seem like much, but it compresses your
spine and can pinch off your facet joints.
Bad. Bad. Bad.
It’s so subtle, but like most technical mistakes
it can add up after awhile and then you’ve gotta
go back and re-groove your entire Swing, which is
a giant massive pain in the derriere.
Here’s how you fix it and protect your back at
the same time:
1. Stretch your hip flexors
2. Do more concentrated and focused abdominal
Planks are okay… but there are better exercises
(Yeah, I know guys, not very manly sounding
but it will pummel your abs like a boxer in
the first round of a title fight.)
You, like me, will be shocked at how weak you
let your abs get when you go through this
So do this – try any piece of the sequence, then
grab a light to medium KB, and do 10 Swings.
See if you don’t immediately feel more powerful
and feel your abs work more.
Not only that you should notice that you’ve
stopped leaning back at the top of your Swings.
(You’ll probably need to video yourself.)