Pivot Leg

May 14, 2024 by
Pivot Leg
Motor Preferences Experts, Aurélien Van Stichelen
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To ensure survival, the Central Nervous System instinctively chooses the side of the body best suited for maintaining balance. Our body naturally chooses the extension side (excluding injuries).

Our body possesses distinct extension and flexion capabilities on each side, labeled the "extension side" (rebound resources) and "flexion side" (thrust resources). The extension side, consistently dominant for balance, becomes the pivot leg for both terrestrial and aerial golfers, offering stability and enhanced coordination. This pivot leg can be either the lead or trail leg. This determines our laterality in the frontal plane.

Personalizing the golf swing requires a grasp of how weight distribution impacts mechanics. Coaches specialize in motor preferences can provide tailored advice, taking into account the golfer's preferred dominant side. For example, coaches might suggest emphasizing the lead leg during the backswing for individuals with a left leg extension (if right-handed), recommending a shift to the trail leg for those with a right leg extension (if right-handed), or advocating a more centered approach. 

More profound insights will emerge during the assessment, further developed with the move dial interactive test. It enables an understanding of how to shift a golfer's center of mass based on their natural motor patterns. A game-changer.

Recognizing the diverse range of golfers is critical in weight distribution discussions. Golfers display varying degrees of lateralization; some highly lateralized, others less so. Personalization is the key to unlocking their full potential.

Uncover the golfer's pivot leg:
➡ Comprehend their natural body's shifting patterns beyond mere reliance on data.
➡ Embrace their innate motor skills and swing dynamics.
➡ Cultivate the sensation that aligns best with their individual style.
➡ Honor and respect your golfer's natural motricity.

Refrain from guessing. Learn your Motor Preferences ™. Swing and train in your natural movement.

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Pivot Leg
Motor Preferences Experts, Aurélien Van Stichelen May 14, 2024
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