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Stability for Golfers

The way practitioners use the word "stability" drives me almost as crazy as when they use the term "imbalance."

If you've been following for awhile, you know how I feel about imbalances...

What I am referring to as Stability...

To me, stability plays two different roles in our movement.

First, at the joint level, we need to look at the stability of the joint. Is the joint capable of achieving all ranges of motion in a controlled, stable manner?

This would fall under the "core stability" bucket too as a central job of our core musculature is to stabilize the many joints found in our spine and pelvic areas.

Secondly, we can look at a more holistic stability and ask, can my body maintain a position amongst diverse and dynamic external forces?

For example, your golf swing falls within this second bucket.

Both of these are important definitions and ways to viewing stability. We need both of them - the micro-joint stability and more macro-holistic stability.



This goes for both levels of stability, we need to first and fore