The Golf Gapper, a new training aid
For Christmas I received a special gift which is a brand new training aid.
The Golf Gapper Ground Force Trainer program was made to increase the driving distance by 5-15 yards in four weeks. Included in the package is the Patent Pending Square Rotational Disk, Power Pole, DVD, Lead Leg Support Foam Pad, Instruction Manual and Mesh Carry Bag. This Ground Force Trainer is used to train golfers in their backswing.
During the backswing, power is developed when the golfer creates ground force with their trail side leg and gluteal muscles. This sensation is difficult to create without an unstable surface during development of this specific action.
The Ground Force Training Disks create this instability and causes a specific muscular reaction that mimics, exactly, the sensation and strength necessary to motor learn the proper load in the back swing and feel the connection with the ground.
The Gluteus Medius muscle is responsible for hip rotation and hip stability. These muscles help the golfer maintain balance. The rotational square disks act similarly to a “lazy Susan” found in the kitchen. Used in Pilates to teach exercises that require movement of the lower and upper body in opposite directions and to exercise the “balance muscles.”
In addition to strength and muscular awareness, balance is enhanced with the Gapper Ground Force Trainer. Balance is the complete awareness of where your body is in space. Movement scientists refer to this as “proprioception.”
Prior to the square disk usage, a round disk was used. This was non-specific in regards to movement of the disk. The square front side gives immediate feedback to the loss of proper muscular and power position of the trail (right side for right handed golfers) when any movement from front parallel is seen.
Seeing the movement from parallel front boards give the golfer specific guidance for correction. This creates proper muscular development and motor learning for the golfer.
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