Golf Fitness on the Go - Series 2 - Week 4

RSS

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 lower legs for more push-off power in the downswing
  • Strengthen the trunk which is critical in making an effective turn

Now lets get started!
 
CALF

Calf stretch

 
Start: Hold the weighted club in front with the clubhead facing you and place one foot back.
 
Action: Slowly bend the knee of the forward leg and lean slightly forward keeping the heel of the rear leg on the ground.
 
Finish: Hold for 15 seconds and repeat to the opposite side.
 
Tips: Keep both knees slightly flexed. Do not arch the back. Strong calves add more push-off power in the downswing.
 
SIDE HIP

Side Hip stretchSide Hip stretch

 
Start: Stand with both feet shoulder width apart, hips rotated forward and holding the swing trainer at the grip and clubhead. Raise swing trainer overhead.

Action: Flex both knees slightly and slowly bend at the waist to create the stretch.
 
Finish: Return to the start position and repeat to the opposite side.
 
Tips: Do not arch the back. Do not tilt the hip outward. Keep the neck in a neutral position.
 

Click here for training aids from the Golf Fitness Pro Shop!

 
Related Links:
  • Golf Fitness on the Go - Series 2 - Week 3
  • Golf Fitness on the Go - Series 2 - Week 2
  • Golf Fitness on the Go - Series 2 - Week 1
  • Golf Fitness on the Go - Series 1 - Flexibility Recap
  • Kelly Blackburn Article Archive
  • Health & Fitness Main Page