Do you think about your swing as being on one plane or two? (i.e. the backswing and downswing are on the same plane or in different planes) For me, it is two planes. The purpose of my backswing is to set me up for a good position on my downswing, and the purpose of my downswing is to set me up at impact. Making this realization helped me in my practice and also helped me with my takeaway.