Exercises to Help Improve Your Golf Swing There’s a ton out there on ways to strengthen your grip, more effectively position the clubface, or the best stance to adopt, all in an effort to enhance your swing. And certainly, such...
The glutes are the king of the golf swing and are meant to generate strength and power. This drill is a great way to get the glutes fired up prior to stepping on the first tee. Using a light band or tube, pull your hands apart keeping your arms straight.
Having the ability to hinge and crease your body at your hips may be the most important aspect of movement quality when it comes to golf. Our hips are meant to be mobile, and if they aren't we result to major compensations with often times the lower back taking over and leading to eventual pain and injury through repeated rotation.
Lying on your side, squeeze a foam roller or yoga block between your knees and bring the knees up toward waist height. Maintaining the squeeze reach the top arm up and open back toward the floor. Allow your torso and head to rotate following your arm however keep the hips and lower body still, actively squeezing the roller or block. Start with 2 sets of 10 reps per side.
Sitting up tall on the end of a bench, place feet flat on floor and squeeze your knees together not letting them come apart throughout the movement. Place hands loose behind the head and rotate your torso side to side, resetting in the middle each time. Perform 8 reps per side.
Using TRX straps. Simply hold the straps & lean back until arms are straight. Walk feet under your hands & perform 10 polls. Change into push up position & perform 10 pushes. This exercise increases strength in the upper body while increasing core stability tremendously.
Using a med ball step up on a bench and drive knee up. As you drive the knee rotate the torso over the elevated knee. Repeat same side for 10 reps then switch legs. Use this for power, stability & agility in your golf game.
Flexibility training is one of the most basic yet overlooked aspects of health, related to athletics. Due to the repetitive, irregular motions of golf, flexibility is vital. As golfers age, one of the first noticeable problems is loss of flexibility, which results in loss of club head speed, loss of distance, and increased risk of injury. Fortunately, it is never too late to increase and improve flexibility. Almost every elite athlete includes flexibility training into his or her regular routine. Treat yourself like a pro and include it in your game!