You’ve spent countless hours at all the local golf schools, learning the golf swing basics, correcting your golf swing errors. But you are still not able to do a full swing and have a consistent golf game.
It could be your fascia!
If your body can’t rotate far enough, you aren’t going to be able to be in the correct position to hit the golf ball with the required strength.
There are many other ways to loosen up your body and make sure that you can move freely in all directions without restriction. Block Therapy is one such way!
If you are a golfer, but lose your posture when swinging at the ball, you’re not alone. Most golfers do this because they don’t have enough flexibility in their midsection to move properly and maintain their posture.
What causes the restrictions to occur?
Golfing is a fun and challenging sport. Unfortunately, because of the repetitive strain from playing golf and standing around, you might end up developing chronic pains.
This repetitive strain may also bring old injuries may begin to surface again and continue to get worse.
This impacts how flexible you are as the pain restricts what kind of movement you can comfortably do because let’s face it when your back hurts too much you really just want to avoid doing anything at all. You lose interest in the thing you used to love.
Fascia restrictions can cause Golf Swing Problems
If you have restrictions in your rib cage and back, you can’t load your club properly, and then you can’t release through the ball properly. And the rest of your swing suffers because you can’t unload properly through the ball.
To counteract this, the fascia on our ribs causes tension in the back. We feel pain in the back of the body, but we need to address where that pain is coming from – the ribcage.
Stress, lack of movement, and prolonged sitting on our butts all contribute to shortened hip flexors causing lower back pain. So this is a key area to release.
The psoas muscle attaches to our spine, it is what keeps our upper and lower bodies together. This can cause low back pain. When it does, it contracts in a way that pulls on the upper part of your pelvic bone, so you end up with tension there as well.
This is why people get lower back pain when they have pelvic pain.
Glutes and abdominal fascia
The tightness in the lower back can cause tension in the gluteal muscles as well as our abdominals, which will make it so that you don’t have enough flexibility to rotate your pelvis properly. You lack those deep rotational movements from the side which is needed to have a complete full golf swing.
Shoulders and pectorals
Unfortunately, most of us spend hours hunched at our desks or clenching our devices in front of us. This compresses our fascia. When are fascia compresses it becomes thick and unpliable, causing limited range and mobility. So taking the time to free up this area is key to getting that range back so you can fully swing through the ball.
Legs and Feet
Our feet are the foundation of our bodies. We don’t give them the attention they deserve. With every step, we are either taking our body further from alignment or keeping it in alignment. If we are out of alignment, it affects everything upwards, our knees, and our hips. So with the Block Therapy program, we also take care of creating a balanced aligned foundation through releasing the fascia around our feet.
The correct way to stand is with your shoulders hip-width apart, your toes point forward. Most people stand with their toes either pointing in or out. This puts our hips out of alignment.
Through the Block Therapy program, we’re really creating the balance and strength you need to rotate your body with the speed it needs for a perfect golf swing and have a good finish position.
Arms and Hands
This is one that I struggled with, being able to maintain the extension of the lead arm when doing the backswing. If you can’t extend your arm properly it’s going to force a lot of compensation.
If you look at most people, their palms are facing away from their bodies. This draws the shoulders forward and causes the ribcage to becomes heavy. Drawing everything forward. Try this exercise, ask a friend to turn their backs on you with their palms facing forward. Notice how their body looks, this incorrect position affects how we move. As well as the natural strength of our arms. Now ask them to put their hands into anatomical position. Notice how their shoulders are now in the correct position.
Creating freedom in this area allows you to maintain your arm extension as you swing through the golf ball, as well as giving you back your natural strength.
How Block Therapy helps your golf swing
Block Therapy is designed around each area where there are potential limitations within your body – freeing up all these different areas will allow you to be able to play better golf.
A lot of people have a lack of movement in their day-to-day lives because we sit on our butts all the time. This causes stress and strain that leads to tension in your fascia which restricts your range of motion. You need it for almost everything you do from walking to golfing, to
picking up your kids.
Block Therapy helps release fascia in the low back and hips which are two key areas for lower back pain caused by short psoas muscles or tight hip flexors. It also releases tension from our abdominal fascia that causes us not to have enough rotation when we’re golfing with a block under our pelvis.
And it allows extension of the lead arm during a swing with blocks providing support on either side of the spine so you can maintain good posture throughout the swing while still having freedom in those joints.
The Block Therapy program is designed around each area where there are potential limitations within your body – freeing up all these different areas will allow you to be able to play better golf.
I have learned that when the Fascia seals to the bone, it does so with a force as high as 2000 psi. In order to reach the root of an issue, we need to spiral through the dense layers. Think of opening a bottle of wine; you don’t drive the corkscrew straight into the cork, you screw it in.
Deanna realised that the traditional methods, she was using, relied on the surface muscles. Rather than penetrating deep into the root cause of the issue. Block Therapy leverages this principle by accessing deeper layers with spiral patterns which get down to the bone.
We all know how important diaphragmatic breathing is to our health. But it’s also key to us being able to heat our tissue to optimal temperature.
The primary focus of the breath must be the exhalation.
Typically when people are told to take deep breaths, they take a full inhale but the exhale is generally shallower.
Contrary to what most people understand is that the exhalation is much harder. Let me explain. When you inhale your diaphragm pushes down into your body working with gravity. Think of how easy it is to do a push-up when you inhale. It’s much easier as you use less energy. But when you exhale your diaphragm moves upward in your body, against gravity. So you’re using more energy and it’s harder to do a push up.
The main purpose of exhalation is to expel carbon dioxide from the body. This gas is produced as humans exhale, by the process of gas exchange in our bodies. So we want to train and use our diaphragm to do this in the most efficient way.
The exhalation is also a key part of the weight loss but more of that on this post.
The good news is that diaphragmatic breathing is an integral part of what we teach at Block Therapy.
We want to train our bodies to have optimal oxygen absorption in the body as well as efficient removal of waste from the body enables that person to perform at their best for longer periods without getting tired or feeling heavy.
Our bodies consist of over 350 joints so keeping them aligned is a prerequisite for optimal movement function.
For example, a tight psoas muscle pulls the pelvis out of alignment. So we need to maintain space in our spine so that we can have room between vertebrae as well as release tension outside of the fascia which is called shearing force.
Strengthening poor body alignment is crucial to support the proper functioning of cells in your body.
Without bringing consciousness into how you sit, stand, and move, the fascia in your body will return to its negative state fixing you in the position which is negatively impacting your golf.
The Block Therapy program is designed around each area where there are potential limitations within your body. Freeing you up in all these different areas will allow you to be able to get more power behind your backswing and play better golf.
This is what some have been saying about what Block Therapy has done for their golf.
I golf with the same group of guys and in all three rounds, I’ve had at least one of them comment on how well, how different I’m hitting the ball.
The first thing I noticed is how free I felt… I haven’t hit the ball that far or straight in a long time.
I started taking Block Therapy™ because I had a lot of pain in my left leg, down my IT Band and some back issues, and my upper chest area.
I found relief within 3 sessions actually and I’ve been coming ever since. it’s been working and it’s actually improved my Golf game – so that is a positive too
Lately, I have been hitting the ball very consistently and I am now scoring lower. I have shot two 79 scores in the last week and I am walking and
carrying my golf clubs. Feeling great. I tell all the fellows I play with that they should exercise and get on the block
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