Golf season is right around the corner (like we have to tell YOU that!) When the courses thaw out and the weather mellows, I know you will be out there swinging.
Every golfer I know is always looking for an edge to improve their game. They will take lessons with the golf pro, spend hours at the driving range, practice their putting, and buy the latest and greatest in equipment, gloves, and even clothing.
One thing that often gets overlooked is taking care of the most important piece of “equipment”, your body. Limitations in strength, flexibility, and endurance can negatively impact your swing and therefore your scores, plus open increase your injury risk.
We know that the pros and the top amateurs all work with strength coaches in order to improve their flexibility, endurance, and strength. Why not you?
A carefully planned golf conditioning program can:
- Add distance to your drives
- Improve your accuracy
- Decrease your risk of injury
- Increase your stamina
- Lower your scores and handicap
Other “non-golf” benefits include:
- Fat loss
- Muscle and strength gain
- Better mobility and stability
- More energy
- Improved cardiovascular health
- Reduced stress
The best golf swingers are those that can rotate powerfully but under control.
Here are two drills to help you do just that.
Quadruped T-Spine Rotation to rotate through a greater range of motion safely.
This drill can be done daily with 8 reps on each side. Start with 1 set and work up to 3 sets.
Quadruped Horizontal (Bird Dog) for better control rotation.
Perform 5 reps on each side, holding for up to 5 seconds. Do this 3-4 x per week, beginning with 1 set of 5 and working up to 3 sets.