Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson spend time with women who've overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity. We'll hear their inspiring stories firsthand, whether fighting back from a career-ending injury or transforming their lives and bodies through diet and exercise.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
The Future Of Us is a powerful original series from television personality, futurist, filmmaker and techno-philosopher, Jason Silva. In this series, Silva shares his excitement around recent discoveries and inventions.
ACTING DISRUPTIVE takes viewers inside the businesses and passion projects of Hollywood’s top celebrities.
They say every picture tells a story and AOL On's new original series My Ink proves it. Travel along as some of the world's greatest athletes bring their tattoos to life through exclusive interviews and visits to their favorite tattoo parlors.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
Discover crowdfunded small business success stories with author, comedian, and entrepreneur Baratunde Thurston.
Go behind-the-scenes with racing's hottest, young talent, 17-year-old Dylan Kwasniewski, as he aspires to make it in the #1 motorsport in America – NASCAR
Follow Scott Schuman, the Sartorialist, from the streets of NYC to the capitals of Europe on his quest to photograph and document the best in culture and fashion.
Iconic potter, designer, author and personality Jonathan Adler shares his unique perspective on creativity. Showcasing the inspiration Jonathan finds in the most unlikely people and places, Inspiration Point will add style, craft and joy to your life.
Serving Innovation gives a fresh look into the stories and passions that motivate some of the most innovative tastemakers in America.
A documentary directed by Alex Winter exploring the Napster downloading revolution; the kids who created it, the bands and businesses that were affected and its impact on the world at large.
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
Golf pro Simon Holmes talks about creating speed and control for an effective golf swing and how to warm up your upper and ...
lower body as well as your arms hips and elbows. Simon also talks about the importance of hydration and a balanced healthy diet.
Tags:The Anatomy of The Golf Swing,Fitness Tips,Golf Basics,golf practicing,Healthy Diet Tips,healthy golf tips,lower body stretches,sports warmup routines,upper body stretches,warm up tips,heart health,simon holmes
Grab video code:
Simon Holmes, professional golf coach: In the golf swing, we have quite an unusual situation. Our starting point is totally static.
The ball isn't moving and I'm not moving, so I'm responsible for creating speed and control. It's not like tennis where the ball is coming toward you and you need to react towards it.
So, we have to be able to really focus on the two engines in the golf swing. The first one is my body.
And what happens in my body is that I need to be able to create torque, or sort of a stretch, between my upper body or my chest and my lower body or my hips.
So, if I think about my backswing, what I want to try to do is really get my upper body to start turning, but feel as though I kind of hold my lower body so you get that kind of stretching feeling.
I don't want my backswing to just be a free movement. The top of my backswing, if it doesn't feel like there's any stretch, the reason for that is there is no coil and then there's therefore no speed.
So, from the top of the backswing what I'm going to try to do is get my, sort of, my engine; the core of my body, to start firing so my hips start to lead out the way, my pelvis is turning, and I'm trying to hold my torso back against that turn.
So, there's a resistance both ways. So, you can see from what happens in my golf swing there's a huge amount of stress on my ankles, my knees, my hips, and my torso.
All of those stretching muscles, all of those rotation muscles or turning muscles, are going to be used. So, we have to make sure, before you start hitting, that those are warmed up and ready to go.
The second engine is my arms, my wrists, and my elbows.
So, in my golf swing, in the backswing, my wrists are going to set. As they come down into the ball, they're going to hold that angle and then release the club powerfully onto the ball and then, as I go through, they reset.
So, you can see there's a huge amount of action on my wrists, my elbows, and my shoulders. And we need to make sure we really warm those up, because I'm the center of the circle and my arms are rolling around me.
So, you can see my left arm stays straight there. My right arm is folding.
As I come back down, both arms are straightening. As I go through, my right arm rolls over my left and my left is folding.
So, we've got a huge amount of action in the golf swing. We've got what your body does, all of those turning muscles and holding muscles.
We've got what your wrists do: setting, holding the load of the club, and then releasing all that power to the ball.
So, what we need to do for you in your warm-up is to get your body ready to do that. We need to make sure.
It's injury prevention, and also to maximize your golf game out on the golf course. You're also going to be out on the golf course for at least four hours. You're going to be walking 6 and a half, 7 miles, carrying your golf bag.
You need to think about what you're going to put into your body to make sure it can handle what you're going to need it to do out on the golf course.
Water, hydration is absolutely a vital point. Make sure not only that you're drinking fluids before you go out, but that you keep topping yourself up as you go around.
Also, think about what you eat before you go and play golf. A hamburger and chips tastes great, but if you've got that in your tummy, your body's using a lot of energy to digest that, which means you don't have access to that for your golf swing.
So, food and water, absolutely vital out there. What we're talking about is getting you to be physically ready to play golf and to have your body help you all the way around the golf course.
(Text on screen): Course lengths vary between 4,000-8,000 meters and a game of golf takes on average 3-4 hours.
The average set of clubs weighs between 10-12 kilos and the trolley weighs another 3-4 kilos.
In a humid climate drink an average 100ml of water or fluid every 10 minutes to ensure optimal hydration.