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The first part of this series talked about converting muscle tension to static or dynamic tension. Try the exercise below to feel the difference.

First, grab a golf club and grip it the way you normally do. Use just enough pressure to keep it from slipping out of your hands. Now, squeeze the grip as hard as you can. You should feel your shoulders, arms and wrists tightening up as your muscles start to contract.

Next, loosen your grip. Keeping your arms relaxed, bend over from the waist and let the club hang down from your hands and arms. Pressure on the grip along with the triangle formed by the arms and shoulders allow you to hold on to the club in this manner. Static tension is created from gravity pulling the weight of the club downward. Elasticity of the arm muscles (like a rubber band) is offsetting the force…

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