Golf Fitness on the Go - Series 2 - Week 5

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This series features a weighted club available in the pro shop that is easy to store, compact to travel with and also serves as a strength training tool. 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 upper legs for improved balance during your swing

  • Strengthen your hip girdle for more power and club head speed

Now lets get started.....
 
HAMSTRINGS:

Hamstrings

Start: Place the swing trainer in front of you with the clubhead facing towards you and place both hands on the grip for balance. Extend one leg forward and pace the heel down and toe upward with both knees slightly flexed.
 
Action: Bending the back knee, slowly sit back and down creating the stretch.
 
Finish: Slowly return to the start position and repeat to the opposite side.
 
Tips: Do not arch the back. Keep the abdomen flexed and the spine and neck in a neutral position. Flexible hamstrings will increase hip turn and help alleviate low back pain associated with the golf swing.
 
QUADRICEPS & HIP FLEXORS:

Quadriceps & Hip FlexorsQuadriceps & Hip FlexorsQuadriceps & Hip Flexors

Start: Place the swing trainer in front of you with the clubhead facing towards you and place one hand on the grip for balance.
 
Action: Bend the knee and slowly raise the foot until you can grip the heel or front of the foot.
 
Finish: Carefully push the hip forward to create a greater stretch in the upper thigh.
 
Tips: Keep the knee over the ankle at all times. Flexible quadriceps and hip flexors will increase hip turn creating more power behind the ball.
 

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  • Golf Fitness on the Go - Series 2 - Week 3
  • Golf Fitness on the Go - Series 2 - Week 2
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