The following limitations are usually at the origin of this swing characteristic.
Any Hip Rotation Mobility Dysfunction, whether the player is restricted in their hips turning away from the target [so they sway during the backswing and get stuck there] or they are limited turning towards the target and don't shift to the lead leg at all, both reasons can cause them to Hang Back.
Positive Tests: “Pelvic Rotation”, Seated and Prone Hip Rotation.
Reduced overall spinal flexibility and mobility (more so rotation when lower body is stabilised), muscular imbalance, fascial and musculoskeletal restrictions/adhesions in upper body, etc.
Positive Tests: “Seated Trunk Rotation”, “Torso Rotation".
Insufficient weight shift: A lack of strength/power (trail hip/leg), a weight bearing Rotation/Extension or Flexion Motor Control Dysfunction (lead hip) is often times the reason for a player to avoid loading the lead leg during the downswing.
Positive Tests: “Lower Quarter Rotation” , “Single Leg Balance”, “Bridge w/ Leg Extension”
A core Stability and Motor Control Dysfunction (weak core) can be at the origin of this swing deficiency, sufficient core stabilisation is needed in order to do a proper weight shift.
Positive Tests: “Bridge w/ Leg Extension”, Passive Lumbar Lock Extension/Rotation, Half Kneeling Narrow Base Test.
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