Every now and then, friends and former clients who've moved away will send along a video of theirswing. "Does this look right?!" or "What am I doing wrong?!" etc. And before we even get to the fact of the different legitimate styles of swings (I practice and teach the hardstyle swing, but there's also a GS "Girvoy Sport" style of swing, CrossFit etc.), there are tons of very questionable videos out there online. The questionable videos are often aimed at women and that of course drives me bonkers. So, with very little prompting it's easy enough to get me to run outside and shoot a video or two to help people who might need a few pointers to really dial-in their hardstyle swings.
In response to a post on the Dragon Door forums yesterday (which by the way has been made to work very nicely on your phone now) I figured that it would be easier to demonstrate a couple of fundamental tips on video than to just try to write it out. Considering these are some pretty common issues, even for people who are already fit, but who are adjusting to the different movement (there's nothing in a mainstream gym like it), please give the video a view and let me know what you think. By the way, its by the strict application of these principles that a small person like myself can swing extremely heavy like the , and the newest Monster . Below the new video I've also included the hip hinge video mentioned in it for your convenience! Hope all this helps! :)