June 21, 2019
Golf isn’t as performance-oriented as a sport like, say, football or soccer. So, it’s natural to assume that exercise really doesn’t play that big a role in your success. That’s actually very wrong – there are quite a few exercises that can help to improve your golf game.
Rotation is a critical capability for golfers. It’s the key to a good swing. To improve your ability to rotate, try this exercise:
- Sit with your legs on each side of a bench.
- Put a golf club behind your back, seated in the crook of each elbow.
- Put your palms flat on your stomach.
- Stay upright.
- Rotate your torso to the right and hold for a two count, then repeat to the left. Do not move your hips.
- Do 10 reps per side.
Open Your Shoulders
While you don’t swing the club with your shoulders, you do need to open them up and build flexibility and mobility in them. This stretching exercise helps you do just that:
- Lie on your side with the leg on bottom straight out. The upper leg should be bent, and the inside of the knee should touch the ground in front of you.
- Turn your trunk and try to put your top shoulder blade on the ground. Hold that position for a two count. Repeat with the other shoulder.
- Do this for 10 reps per side.
These are just two exercises that help to improve your flexibility and mobility, a key consideration to finding success on the links.