Whether you’re trying to put off injury, get more power in your swing or you’re already suffering from golfer’s elbow, these golf workouts will help keep you fighting-fit.
After all, even the best, most expensive or popular clubs in the world won’t make up for a lack of power or flexibility.
No matter if you’re 10 or 110, as long as you take it slow (and work within your limits), these are some of the best exercises you can do!
One for the… inflexible golfer
Get down on all fours and put your right hand behind your head. Keeping your back straight, slowly raise your right elbow to the ceiling, while maintaining visual contact with the tip of your elbow – you’ll need to rotate your neck slightly.
Once you’ve held this position for 3 seconds, twist your body inward, bringing the elbow of your right arm back across your body to touch your left arm’s elbow. Hold this for 3 seconds before repeating with your opposite side.
Do this 4 times on each side.
Why? This golf workout will help strengthen your core and shoulders. Having a strong upper body will mean you can achieve more driving distance in your swing by sticking the ball with more power.
One for the… lazy golfer
This one’s great because you can do it from the comfort of your seat.
Sit on a backless chair or bench. Hold your club behind your back using your arms, so it’s sitting in the angle of your elbows.
Place the palms of your hands flat on your stomach, making sure you maintain your posture with your back straight.
Now rotate your torso to one side, holding for 3 seconds and then returning to face forward. Then rotate to the opposite side, holding for another 3 seconds and then returning to face forward. This is one repetition. Repeat the exercise by doing eight repetitions .
Why? This will loosen and strengthen your hips so you’re able to hit the ball in the optimum position and with the most amount of swing speed, to carry your ball the extra distance. It also reduces the likelihood of any injury caused by twisting.
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