No matter what sport you choose, building strength and stamina can improve your chances for success. In fact, regular exercise of any kind is good for everything you do in your daily life. That’s why training for golf is critical. Strong muscles will help you improve your game, reduce your risk of injury, and combat general health issues down the road.
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.
Set up a foot or so away from the wall in an athletic, golf posture stance. Rotate torso and sit into the hip closest to the wall placing palms against the wall. Try to get the trail arm straight as you actively press into the wall. The biggest compensation here will be to move the knees and hips excessively toward the wall. Do 2 sets of 5 reps per side allowing for a good exhale breath as you press into the wall each time.
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.