I have yet to meet a golfer that isn’t interested in improving their game. I have an incredible tool that can help you immeasurably, and I’m almost positive you haven’t even heard of it.
Ki-Hara is a unique method of flexibility and strength training that I use to help golfers improve on an already challenging game. As a Master Trainer, I am able to eliminate pain, increase range of motion and increase strength. By also utilizing John F. Barnes Myofascial Release I am able to increase these gains by working directly with restricted fascia. I am also able to diagnose and correct muscular imbalances and substitutions. Some of which are caused by scar tissue and dense fascia. Unless addressed and corrected, your body will permanently remain in this damaged position.
In golf there are an incredible amount of muscular and joint rotations that you need your body to be able to easily get into in order for you to get the most torque and control in your swing.
To be a successful golfer you need to have upper chest and shoulder flexibility. Your arm must be able to cross enough in front of your body to allow for a proper backswing. The less your arm is able to cross in front of your body the less power and control you will have on the swing. In addition to chest flexibility you need to have enough upper back strength and thoracic flexibility to be able to complete and support this movement. You also need the strength to generate enough force and power to drive the ball as far as possible.
Hip flexor mobility is extremely important in life and even more so in a golf game. I have worked with an incredible amount of people that have extremely tight and restricted hip flexors. These muscles not only allow your body to rotate, they also connect your upper body to your lower body. You need to be able to rotate both halves of the body independently of one another. If you can’t, you run the risk of injuring your low back or knees because those areas will be forced to take the torque your hip flexors are incapable of.
Another important aspect of golf that Ki-Hara can help with is putting. It is important for your upper body and shoulders to work in small movements with complete control. Your shoulders need to move in an independent manner, while your torso stays in a fixed and stable position.
Being able to eliminate accumulated dense fascia through private sessions of Ki-Hara Resistance Stretching and JFB MFR will free your restrictions, help muscles develop properly and allow for the true bio-mechanical efficiency. It will allow your bones to have proper joint rotation and alignment. Therefore creating your best golf game yet.
Estelle Harford is a nationally recognized Ki-Hara Master Trainer and John F Barnes Myofascial Release Therapist. Please call to set up an appointment at 630-730-1410. www.stellarstrength.com , Estelle@stellarstrength.com