These exercises are those that specifically target the muscles used during the club’s swing. Golfers can improve their swings in various ways by incorporating exercises into a workout routine.
Exercises help in lengthening the backswing, improving rotation, strengthening wrists and forearms and the muscles of the core. When adding a new exercise to your routine, always go slow and pay attention to form.
Consult a physician before beginning any new exercise routine, especially if you have health concerns. Fitness tubing is the stretchy workout material that you can attach to a door, for example, and work out using the resistance provided by the bands.
It is great for golf exercises because you set up and pull on the tubing in a way that mimics the motions of the club’s swing. Another motion is the backswing drill with dumbbell. This is a strength-training drill that has the golfer moving a dumbbell through the motion of the club swing, using the lead hand.
A good weight shift is important in the club’s swing. One way to help improve your weight shift is to work on strengthening your hip abductor muscles.
This can lead to a much better hip rotation during the swing. Similar to the Backswing Drill with Dumbbell, the stationary swing with medicine ball uses the resistance provided by a heavy object to build up the muscles involved in the club’s swing.
The core rotational muscles are the main muscles that need to be strengthened if the goal is to add swing speed and distance. The Downward Wood Chop targets those muscles.
If you like working out with a medicine ball, the rotational lunge with medicine ball is another option. This golf exercise is a “functional training” one works the entire body.
The lower back is an area of concern for many golfers. Strengthening it is a great way to guard against injury.
“Openers” is a stretch for the lower back that can help