A Quick Workout for a Better Golf Game
You probably put in a lot of hours on putting green practicing, so you can improve your score on the golf course. If you haven’t seen the results you want, perhaps you need to change your workout.
You can improve your physical fitness and, thereby, improve your golf game. While we offer fitness training at our facility, we want to offer you a few exercises you can do at home that can help your game.
It’s not what it sounds like. Plant one leg in front of the other about 24 inches apart. Lunge forward over your front leg with your back straight while looking straight forward. Lower your body into a squat position with the knee of your rear leg touching the ground. Raise back up. Do a set of four, then switch legs and do four more. This exercise helps you build stability, mobility, and strength.
This exercise looks a lot like you’re playing the part of a dog playing dead in the starting position, but you then add the alternating arm and leg motions that comprise the exercise. Lie on your back with your arms and legs extended above you. Start by bending one leg at the knee until you raise your knee to your chest. Simultaneously, move the opposite arm out behind you, extending it as far as possible in a stretch. This squirming on the floor helps build your core.
Supine Spinal Twists
Help your golf swing improve with this shoulder stretching exercise that also improves torso mobility. While you’re on your back, bend your legs at a 90-degree angle as you would if you were doing sit-ups. Extend your arms to either side with your palms facing down. Keeping your knees together, lower your legs to one side of your body. Hold the position for 30 seconds. Bring your legs back to the center. Lower your legs to the opposite direction and hold for 30 seconds. Repeat this process three more times to complete a set.
No groaning. This wonderfully versatile exercise helps you build a ferocious golf swing. While you’re still on the floor, rollover to assume the plank position. Place your hands beneath your shoulders and ensure you place a space of about shoulder-width between your feet. Keep your back straight and in line with your head. Bring yourself up so that you come up in one continuous motion.
That’s it. Those four simple exercises can help you improve your fitness and the flexibility you need to play a great round of golf.