In the golf swing the key power muscles are your glutes.In the kinematic sequence, the transference of energy in your golf swing, the lower body is initiated first, followed by the hips, trunk, shoulders and out to the club. In the downswing an efficient golf swing begins with the lower body initiated, then the hips, trunk, shoulders, hands and out to the club (in my new book Swing Flaws and Fitness Fixes I thoroughly explain the Kinematic sequence).
If you have a weak lower body, specifically weak glutes, the power generation in your golf swing may be compromised. Additionally the ability to activate your glutes independently is beneficial.
Note: In the beginning of your downswing, your right glute is 100% activated!
Because I believe in compound movements, exercises that work many parts of your body at once this single leg dead lift is combined with a one arm row (strengthening your lats and shoulders) as well as challenging your balance.
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Editor's Note: Katherine Roberts, founder of www.KRFlexFit.com and www.YogaForGolfers.com has over 20 years of experience in golf specific fitness training, yoga studies, professional coaching and motivation. Katherine welcomes your email questions and comments, contact her at Katherine@KRFlexFit.com