Golf Tips And Lessons

Get a Power Golf Swing With a Core Golf Workout

To be successful, a golfer must be in good physical condition. It is particularly important for golfers to target their core region, which includes the muscles and ligaments of the midsection.

A core golf workout that targets this area will make the golfer more flexible, afford them better balance, and allow them to have a better, more powerful golf swing.

In addition, having a well-conditioned core and being golf fit will protect you from injury.

There are a few home exercises that a golfer can incorporate into their workout routine to help condition their core region. Novice golfers and those who are not accustomed to working out should take it very slowly. Consult your physician before beginning and ease these exercises into your workout little by little.

The first exercise in a core golf workout is the Standing Twist. You can even do this right on the golf course as a warm up before a game. To do this exercise, hold one of your clubs at chest level, with your arms straight out in front of you and about the width of your shoulders apart. Plant your feet to find your balance, and then rotate your club first to one side and then to the other. Twist to each side 12 times.

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Next up in the core golf workout is the Russian Twist. Begin by sitting on the floor with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Interlock your hands in front of your abdomen. Lean your torso back until your abdominal muscles begin to contract.

Gently rotate your upper body to one side, pausing at the fullest extent of the movement. Return to your starting position and then repeat the motion to the other side. Repeat 20 times.

Another effective exercise for golfers is one that imitates the motion of the golf swing. This one will be particularly effective in upping the power in your swing. All you have to do is practice your swing, but instead of holding a club hold a weighted exercise ball about the size of a bowling ball, or something of similar size and weight. The extra weight will help to tone the muscles of your core and improve your swing all the while.

While you have that weighted ball (sometimes called a medicine ball) out, try this core-toning exercise as well. Beging by standing up straight holding the ball in your hands. Raise your arms above your head and hold the ball above your head and to the right. Keep torso turned to the right as well.

Purposefully move the ball down and across your body, moving from right to left, top to bottom, on the diagonal. When you finish the movement, your knees should be bent, your body turned to the left and the ball should be on your left, positioned at about knee level. Do two sets of 10 repetitions each in both directions.

These core exercises offer many benefits to your golf game. They will improve the power and speed of your swing. They will improve your body's range of motion. They will help with your endurance. In short, they will help your golf swing and, as a result, your golf game as a whole.

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