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This fellow mentioned he really trys to engage his lats to pull the club but I’m not sure how exactly this would be done, is it supposed to feel like your trying to jerk your lat muscle away from your back? https://youtu.be/yn-g_TRrnh4?t=34

 

should you try to engage both lat muscles for both  the down swing & back swing - or do you only engage the rear lat for the backswing & front lat for downswing 

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1 hour ago, Timmytoe said:

should you try to engage both lat muscles for both  the down swing & back swing - or do you only engage the rear lat for the backswing & front lat for downswing 

As usual you are focusing on one tiny aspect of Bryson’s swing and trying to incorporate it into you swing.   You could also look to Kyle Berkshire as they do similar things.  In the article below you can see that it is about strengthening the lats to increase speed not consciously trying to engage specific muscle groups  

https://golf.com/instruction/fitness/workout-tips-gain-yards-kyle-berkshire/

 

as is usually recommended to you,  find an instructor and golf fitness coach and don’t nitpick small details or comments in a video   

 

 

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Lats in the golf swing are used for rotation of the shoulder, arm extension(getting the arm up) and getting at the down and forward.

I can tell you in all the swing videos I’ve watched from GG, AMG, Monte and several others along with the lessons I’ve taken there’s been no discussion on engaging the lats in the backswing or downswing. Doesn’t mean they don’t have a role, as mentioned above they do certain things. For most it’s a feeling and not something that actually happens. Some need to feel it’s the shoulders that start the backswing, others it’s the chest/rib cage and other it could be train shoulder or lats.

Brysons swing is unique to Bryson. He’s used a one plane swing and then has worked with very high level coaches to make tweaks that work for him to achieve a certain goal with speed and not sacrifice accuracy to maximize his distance.

Trying to do anything that Bryson does without having his skills, his mechanics and his body are going to lead to disaster for anyone trying to mimic it. 
 

Find an instructor that teaches the one lane swing, work on it with that person and let them fine tune your swing to what your body can do.

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Sometime ago, someone looked at the ability of golfers to do different strength exercises to see if there was a correlation to swing speed. The only one that consistently had a positive correlation was the number of pull ups the golfer could do.  How important are lats to pull ups?

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7 hours ago, cnosil said:

As usual you are focusing on one tiny aspect of Bryson’s swing and trying to incorporate it into you swing.   You could also look to Kyle Berkshire as they do similar things.  In the article below you can see that it is about strengthening the lats to increase speed not consciously trying to engage specific muscle groups  

https://golf.com/instruction/fitness/workout-tips-gain-yards-kyle-berkshire/

 

as is usually recommended to you,  find an instructor and golf fitness coach and don’t nitpick small details or comments in a video   

 

 

He has a very unconventional swing and no one around my area teaches it, but it's no problem as I'm not to far away from figuring it out/replicating it , albeit a rough version 

 

When I'm at an area that does teach his swing I'll visit them and they'l sharpen it up but in the meantine I'm trying to  figure it out myself

 

 

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1 hour ago, Timmytoe said:

He has a very unconventional swing and no one around my area teaches it, but it's no problem as I'm not to far away from figuring it out/replicating it , albeit a rough version 

 

When I'm at an area that does teach his swing I'll visit them and they'l sharpen it up but in the meantine I'm trying to  figure it out myself

 

 

Nobody is going to teach his swig because it’s his swing. His coach wouldn’t teach you his swing. 
 

Trying to mimic his swing isn’t a smart move. 

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Kirk Junge has some content around the Bryson swing and how you can mimic many elements of Bryson's swing. However, even Kirk says you shouldn't try to copy exactly what Bryson does. 

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