Introducing Peter Kostis, renowned golf instructor and TV analyst
I’m Carl Horne. I’m sitting down with Peter Kostis and John Preston, the Director of Education at TrueTurnPro, and I’m the inventor of TrueTurnpro.
Well you know, we have a lot of sayings in golf. I have a lot of sayings in my teaching. One of which is, “Practice doesn’t make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect.”
People go out and hit balls and they sweat and they hit 50 to 100 balls and they work on the second ball what they thought they did wrong on the first ball. Then they go out on the third ball and they work on what they thought they did wrong on the second ball.
So, they hit 100 balls with 99 different thoughts. That’s not practice.
You have to have a program. You have to have a plan – a gameplan if you will – and you have to execute it correctly. You can hit those same hundred balls and be really much improved at the end of your practice session.
That’s what TrueTurnPro does for me. It forces me to make the correct movements when I’m
trying to stretch out, when I’m trying to improve my range of motion, or even when I’m trying to get a little more dynamic and improve my explosiveness, if you will, in my golf swing.
It doesn’t let me do it incorrectly.So I know that when I’m working out with it, it’s gonna be the perfect workout. Because of that, you don’t need to do as much as you might ordinarily think. You might think that “you’re only doing 10 reps, that’s all?” But, if you do them correctly, the 10 reps will wear your little rear end out.
It’s hard to do it incorrectly. With our body structure, when you grab a TrueTurnPro, you are placed into an anatomically correct position. That means, your body, the structures, your spine, neck, shoulders and arms are positioned in a way that you cannot cheat.
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Human Movement Can Be Difficult to Understand
Human movement can be complex and difficult to understand. We live and move in three different dimensions: forward and back, side-to-side, and rotationally (and usually all three simultaneously). Some joints are designed to primarily move forward and back (flex and extend), e.g., elbow and knee joints. Other joints move in all three directions at the same time (flex, extend, side-to-side, and rotate), e.g., hip and shoulder joints.
Each Region of the Spine Moves Differently
The spine is unique in that it is a series of interdependent joints which collectively move in all three directions. The spinal column consists of 33 vertebrae organized into 5 different regions; Cervical (neck), Thoracic (rib cage), Lumbar (low back), Sacral and Coccyx (pelvis). The vertebrae increase gradually in size from top to bottom. Conversely, the available movement at each segment of the spine increases from bottom to top. Each region of the spine moves differently as the size and shape of the vertebrae change. The lumbar region moves well forward and backward (flexion and extension), but is less effective when bending side to side or rotating. The thoracic region easily moves from side to side and rotationally, while flexion/extension is limited. The cervical area is very flexible in all three directions.
Every Step Taken Involves Rotation
Rotational movement is vital to human movement. Every step taken, whether walking or running involves rotation of the hips, spine and shoulders. One must rotate to get in and out of a car. Cervical (neck) rotation is necessary to check blind spots while driving. We rotate when we pick something up off of a table from one side of our body and place it on a counter on the other side of our body. All real-life daily movement patterns involve rotation. Rotation is necessary to function properly.
Rotational Sports Include Golf, Baseball, Tennis, and Hockey
Because all human movement involves rotation, all sports require rotational movement. However, some sports require optimal levels of both rotational mobility and strength (power). Those sports are considered rotational sports and include golf, baseball, tennis, hockey and others. While the entire body is involved in the development of rotational power, as it relates to sports performance, rotation of the torso is vital and necessary. Compared to all other sports, the golf swing requires the most spinal rotation; therefore, optimal spinal rotation is paramount to maximizing the ability to swing a golf club.
Optimal Mobility and Strength of Thoracic Rotation is Required
The lumbar spine is capable of limited rotation, but is better suited to move forward and back (flex and extend). That leaves only the thoracic region of the spine (the area made up of the rib cage) to contribute to overall rotational power. Optimal mobility and strength of thoracic rotation is required to excel at any of the rotational sports.
The TrueTurnPro Helps Develop Increased Thoracic Rotation
The TrueTurnPro is the only device available that isolates thoracic rotation. It is unique in that it will help to develop increased thoracic rotation. The addition of resistance while using the TrueTurnPro will result in enhanced rotational strength of the torso. The combination of increased thoracic mobility and strength will result in improvements in function of all daily tasks as well as the optimization of athletic performance.
As a fitness professional and a TPI Certified Golf Fitness Professional with over 25 years of experience, Founder, Carl Horne says, “I believe that the TrueTurnPro is by far the most effective device for optimizing spinal rotation and maximizing your golf swing.”
TrueTurnPro is a revolutionary product. When used regularly, the results can be almost limitless. Here are several of the ways TrueTurnPro can transform your golf game.
According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, 75 to 85 percent of all Americans will experience some form of back pain during their lifetime. It is estimated that 90 percent of back pain will subside with correct physical exercise.
The TrueTurnPro is an exciting new, unique, and diverse tool engineered to specifically address the various issues of the spine that are related to back pain. Although it is impossible to completely prevent accidental physical injury, prevention protocols and programs should be the first line of defense in reducing the frequency and severity of physical injury. Optimizing joint function is the name of the game in an injury prevention exercise program. When our joints are powerful, fully stabilized and entirely flexible, we are more prepared to handle trauma that has the potential of leading to injury. With a preventative approach, recovery and rehabilitation time can often be reduced when injuries do occur. This increases the time that one can spend participating in the game of life!
The TrueTurnPro is the perfect tool for helping to optimize spine function in an effort to prevent and lessen the frequency and severity of back injuries.
The TrueTurnPro is the world’s first thoracic spine isolation device! This amazing new device has created an entirely new way to handle issues of the back. Designed to improve strength and range of motion (ROM) of the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine, the TrueTurnPro improves the spine’s ability to move with less friction and discomfort while increasing overall stability. The TrueTurnPro helps to restore back function and ultimately offer relief to a large number of people suffering from back pain.
There are many benefits to working with the TrueTurnPro. The most obvious is the ability to isolate and increase the range of motion of the thoracic spine. The isolation comes from the TrueTurnPro’s patented proprietary contralateral configuration. This unique design gives the user the ability to produce a contralateral force. This force, which is controlled by the user, results in greater ability to increase thoracic spine rotation and lateral flexion of the lumbar spine.
Increasing thoracic ROM has a strong and positive effect on the lumbar spine. By increasing the mobility of the thoracic spine, less rotational torque is placed upon the lumbar spine. This results in a reduction of torsion compression which is the twisting downward force of pressure onto the lumbar discs, which are located between each vertebrae. This reduction of torsion compression lessens the load on the back and helps alleviate discomfort and pain. For medical purposes, TrueTurn RX (soon to be available) will have built-in technology to measure and store changes in range of motion. TrueTurnRX is a smart tool made for healthcare professionals, enabling them to gain the upper hand in developing new therapeutic techniques to help prevent, stabilize and handle the various issues of the back.
The versatility of the TrueTurnPro is unmatched as it quickly converts from a new, innovative stretching device into a futuristic strength training tool! Unlike anything before, the TrueTurnPro offers a unique opportunity to develop true isolated rotational power. Athletes competing in rotational sports such as Golf, Baseball, Tennis and Hockey will enhance their physical abilities by adding the TrueTurnPro to their sport-specific training routines.
Training with a device engineered to specifically increase rotation allows the athlete to isolate a chosen plane of rotation and apply resistance to that plane. It also enables the athlete to increase the flexibility of a specific plane of rotation and produce an active or passive stretch on that plane. The TrueTurnPro delivers a smooth, smart, stretch into an array of rotational planes from the slap shot of hockey to the overhead serve of tennis! The TrueTurnPro is a game changer. With this amazing device, we have entered a new era of rotational training!
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Inventor & Designer TrueTurnPro
Not Another Gadget
The TrueTurnPro is the first and only device that allows for sports-specific training on a multitude of isolated planes and angles of rotation. It gives coaches, trainers, and medical professionals the ability to focus on isolated areas of the back to address each individual’s needs.
The TrueTurnPro should not be mistaken for another gadget or swing aid. The device was originally designed to restore rotation of the thoracic spine for purposes of rehabilitation from injury. However, unparalleled sports performance benefits soon became apparent. The TrueTurnPro offers a new and amazing alternative to enhance strength and the overall functioning of the back.
As an example, each hand grip has a strategically placed hole as an attachment point for speed bands. This feature instantly changes the TrueTurnPro into a strength training tool that offers an unprecedented way of increasing power, stability and flexibility of the spine. Because the TrueTurnPro enhances both mobility and strength of the thoracic spine, it offers benefits to both competitive and recreational athletes unlike anything else on the market.
Performance in Rotational Sports
While performing rotational sport activities, the spine requires strength, stability, flexibility, and the harmonious work of several joints in order to maintain and stabilize the spine angle. When several joints move together under force, the movement becomes dependent on the quality of synchronicity within those joints. The golf swing requires energy from all parts of the body. The challenge of maintaining the correct spine angle in the golf swing stresses the demand for strong muscles around the spine and hips. Training with the TrueTurnPro will also increase rotation and strength in the hips to produce greater rotational performance and increase the golfer’s ability to maintain proper spine angle during the golf swing.
For other sports with rotary movement, the TrueTurnPro will improve shot accuracy. It is the ability to control the angle of the spine which allows the athlete to enhance accuracy and control – swing power maximized with the ability to control the spine. The TrueTurnPro will enhance and strengthen that power.
Achieve Optimal Club Position & Spine Angle
For golf, training with the TrueTurnPro will assist swing coaches in helping students achieve optimal club position and maintain proper spine angle. Golf students can expect to increase rotational flexibility, giving them freedom to rotate the shoulders or torso properly. With the ability to position the club in an optimal top position, the golf student will strike the ball with increased swing width. The greater the width, the greater the potential to generate powerful club head speed, which results in the ability to hit the ball farther!