Here is some UNBELIEVABLY important advice as you start to learn and master the offside forehand polo swing technique.
This is the first video from my offside forehand learning stages series inside my Academy and soon to be a standalone course.
If you want to learn and master hitting the offside forehand, then this video and the entire stages series is exactly what you need to be watching and implementing!
Polo Swing Technique: Advice on Learning & Mastering the Offside Forehand
Hi guys and girls, this is a lesson that I'm bringing to you on how to hit the forehand swing. But this particular video is going to go into the particular stages and compartmentalization of that swing, that when I show you later in a separate video, the whole swing, you can go back and visualize each of the parts of the swing and see them happening in a full swing.
What's really important in my opinion, is to take this advice in a really sensible way.
We've talked a lot in the academy about the five pillars of polo, how you, and one of the biggest pillars for me is your riding, because that will improve your horses. And we talking in this video about your swing, but if you're not riding well, there is no way that you can implement what we telling you to implement.
So it's not a linear process, this whole thing that we teaching you, we teaching you how to hit the offside forehand here. But remember that you need to go to each of the pillars. You need to get a bit fitter. You need to get your horses better. You need to be making incremental improvements in each of the five areas we've talked about.
So not just the swing, you're going to need to start to work with swings on the other side as well that you don't get to stage five with this swing and you're at stage zero with all the other swings you want to start just making incremental improvements in all of the areas that we've talked about.
So for you more advanced players, don't be scared to go back to these basics because you know what, when you do go back to the basics and you check your grip and you check all the little points that I'm talking about, you might find a very simple little flaw in your swing that if you fix it makes a huge difference to your swing. And it would be great if you are doing that, just to post it into the Facebook group and let us know how you're getting on.
One of the biggest things that I really think that you've got to focus on is getting the principles of the swing right. Cause if you get the principles correct, and you follow the principles, then later one can start to use different techniques to help you get angles, to help you get distance and that kind of thing.
But unless you get the principles right, you're never going to get all the rest right either. So also, if you go back to having a look at how your mind works, your mind... your brain is compartmentalized into an active and a subconscious. Now your active brain transmits thought impulses, I'm not quite sure of the number, but it's around 600 feet a second, your subconscious neurons, the thoughts processes are then transmitted down those neurons at 6,000 feet a second. And that's the kind of difference. So why am I talking about that? The biggest thing is that you can't think a swing. If you think a swing, you actually actively trying to think about it and you can't think fast enough to get the swing working.
So what you need to do is to pay real attention to the principles of the swing in practice like this. So you thinking through each stage and that becomes now your muscle memory. And then when you swinging, you only have time for two swing thoughts. Okay. And we'll talk about your triggers and talk about what those are in a later video. But the point is that in this kind of practice is the time to be thinking about it with your active brain.
So that you're thinking about is my mallet on plane, that kind of thing. And when it really feels natural to you, now we start to hit the ball and you don't have to think about it anymore. It just happens. And you'll find that your subconscious is taking you to where you've actively been focusing on in your active brain, in this kind of session.