Welcome to week 7 of our Q & A top ten. Many of you email me weekly with questions regarding your fitness routine and how it relates to your golf game. Ive narrowed those questions down to a top ten! For 10 weeks Ill answer your questions so be sure to read the Fitness section of The Golf Channel each week to see if your question made the top ten! You can find all of the training aids used to demonstrate the exercises in the golf fitness Pro Shop. If you are just joining us, review Weeks 1-6 to see if your question has been answered!
Question: Kelly ' ' Im looking for exercises to strengthen my torso. Do you have any suggestions for a training aid that I can use at home?
Charles L '
Answer: Charles' A stronger torso will give you better balance throughout your golf swing. You can use the GolfGym at home to do both workout exercises and swing exercises to promote strength in all of the muscles used in your swing. Heres an exercise that will help you increase the strength in your torso!
Start: Place one foot in the loop, place your hands correctly in the training grip and assume address position with your feet.
Action: Slowly raise the GolfGym to shoulder height creating tension and slowly turn the torso to one side.
Finish: Hold for a few seconds and return to the center position. Repeat 8-10 times then continue to the opposite side.
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Editor's Note: Kelly Blackburn has traveled the PGA Tour and Champions Tour circuits as a fitness consultant and trainer for 13 years. Kelly welcomes your email questions and comments, contact her at BlackburnOnTour@aol.com. Visit KellyBlackburn.com to learn more about health and fitness for golf.