Starting week two of house arrest
The start of our second week in isolation and if you’re anything like me the first week was a bit of a struggle. Ive spent most of my working life outdoors, I interact with numerous different people each day and pretty much have verbal diarrhoea 9 hours a day. Well not so much this last week, apart from barking at the kids for fighting and not doing the home schooling work we’ve set out, I’ve not really had much to say.
So with the culture shock over and now pretty much used to being at home all day everyday, apart from our daily family walk (sounds more fun than it is, trying to stop a 4 year old on her bike diving into the road, trying to keep up with her brother is bloody stressful) I’m going to start this week with a plan, a plan to work as much as I can and to stay healthy both mentally and physically. I’ve had a workout most days just to pass the time but quite honestly I’m winging it most of the time. So this week I’m going to plan my time and try and have some structure to each day to keep me focused on what I need to do.
So what are the things for you that are important, both lifestyle and your golf? If you don’t have the luxury of having a net in your garden you can’t really hit balls unless you’ve got a big garden or very understanding neighbours! However, I have had a few people email me asking what they can do with limited space a resources at home. Well the first thing I’d recommend would be get online (if you haven’t got one already) A GravityFit T-pro. I use mine most days both in coaching and personally on my own swing. The value of learning & feeling good posture is huge and will pay dividends for the future when we can get back on courses and driving ranges.
So here’s my thing to work on at home for your swing/golf for the first part of the week;
Posture awareness – Understand what good posture is and rehearse daily for 10-15 mins (below is a good example of gaining good posture)
Step 1. Stand up straight, flex from knees 1-2”
Step 2. Tilt from the pelvis marinating the scapulars-connection (shoulder blades) to the torso.
Check in the mirror both face on and down the line that your alignments a neutral and not too tilted left or right.
So here’s my challenge to you. Send me your posture work in a video format via email and I’ll give you feedback and in the second half of the week I’ll add our next phase on homework on Wednesday/Thursday.