Maximum Performance - Week 3


In the Kinetic link the power generated in the golf swing travels from the lower body to the trunk or torso. The ability to rotate the torso, especially from the core abdominals requires strength and flexibility. This week will focus on flexibility and strength in the torso. You will experience more distance off the tee and more endurance on the course.
Dynamic Twist with shoulder rotation:

Dynamic Twist with shoulder rotation

Lie on your left side with the knees bent and heels close to the buttocks. If necessary place a yoga block or towels under the knees. Bring the hands together in the inhalation, roll the torso and chest open on the exhalation. Repeat ten times and switch sides.
Warrior II pose with rotation and strength tubing:

Warrior II pose with rotation and strength tubingWarrior II pose with rotation and strength tubingWarrior II pose with rotation and strength tubing

Step the left foot forward and bend the knee at a 90 degree angle. Revolve the right leg and foot inward to a 45 degree angle. Place the strength tubing under the left foot. Revolve the torso towards the floor. Inhale as you engage the abdominals. Exhale and twist the entire torso (focusing on the core / oblique abdominals) towards the ceiling. Repeat five to ten times and switch sides.
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