Hip Mobility: The Luke Skywalker Way

Happy Star Wars Day! And “May the fourth be with you.”

I was never a huge fan, but I do appreciate a good, well-thought-out pun.

Plus, Luke Skywalker would have been a great golfer. You ever see his rotation when he’s wielding that light saber? Would make any player on tour jealous.

Obviously, as part of his Jedi training with Yoda, he did many…

Hip Rotations.

And for us lowly golfers, they can be a game-changer. Our hips play a vital role in providing stability, mobility, and power to our swing (or your light sabering if you’re into that).

Here’s why hip rotations are a mandatory drill for golfers who value mobility – and every golfer should…

Enhance Power & Distance

Like Chubbs Peterson always said, “It’s all in the hips.” With better hip mobility, golfers can create more separation between their upper and lower body, resulting in an increased coil effect. Ultimately, this leads to a more powerful swing that can send the ball soaring farther.

Improve Accuracy and Consistency

Hip rotation is at the core of consistency, as it enables us to maintain a stable posture throughout the swing. By working on hip mobility and ensuring that the hips move correctly during the swing, we can maintain proper body alignment and clubface control.

Better Balance

Proper hip rotation helps to maintain balance throughout the swing, which is crucial for solid ball striking. Golfers with restricted hip mobility may struggle to maintain their balance during the swing, leading to off-center hits and reduced ball flight – both very, very bad things.

Now that you know the deal, here’s how:

Lay on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the ground. Rotate your hips to one side while keeping your shoulders flat on the ground, and then switch to the other side.

5-7 times per week, I’d do ten on each side.

If you’ve gone through our Golf Body Blueprint program in the 18STRONG Membership, then you’re no stranger to hip rotations.

And if you haven’t joined us yet – head over to our membership page, sign-up for your free trial, and give it a shot for a week.

Alright, I’ve gotta run…I have so many hips to mobilize this morning.

Your #1 Fan,
Jeff Pelizzaro