Golf Fitness on the Go - Series 2 - Week 3

By Kelly BlackburnJuly 27, 2004, 4:00 pm
This series features a weighted club that is easy to store, compact to travel with and lightweight. You will learn the proper on-course exercises you should do to prepare for the stress of the game and how to use the swing trainer to improve your ball striking ability. It's going to take some time for you to become familiar with this golf-specific workout, so be patient. You're a golfer so by now you understand the word patient when it comes to golf!
 
This week we will:
  • Strengthen the trunk which is critical in making an effective turn
  • Strengthen the chest to promote upper body balance and stability

Now lets get started!
 
CHEST

Chest

Start: Stand with both feet shoulder width apart, hips rotated forward and holding the swing trainer behind the back at the grip and clubhead.
 
Action: Slowly expand the chest and raise both arms back and up slightly.
 
Finish: Return to the start position.
 
Tips: Do not arch the back. Keep the shoulders relaxed.
 
TRUNK

TrunkTrunkTrunk

Start: Stand with the feet shoulder width apart, hips rotated forward and the arms extended at shoulder height holding the swing trainer grip and clubhead.
 
Action: Slowly rotate the torso with minimal turn in the hips to create the stretch.
 
Finish: Return to the start position and repeat to the opposite side.
 
Tips: Do not arch the back. Head follows arms. Flexible upper trunk results in a fuller backswing.
 

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