The weakest part of almost any golfers’ body is the most vital part: the core. Without very strong muscles in your stomach,buttocks,lower back and hips, you can’t deliver a golf swing that is equally technically sound and powerful driving through the ball. In the March edition of Golf Digest, I gave you an comprehensive introduction to developing a stronger more pliable core. Now I’m going to give with you the ultimate, 16-exercise training system. Do this two to four times a week and you’ll notice a noticeable improvement in your golf swing and you’ll be ready to take on the most demanding par 5 holes with increased driving distance and accuracy.
Fast Mini-band walk forward (1 set, 12 steps)
Fast Mini-bank walk sideways(1 set, 12 steps, both directions)
Ultimate Hip crossovers (1 set, eight reps, each directions)
Extended Glute bridges (1 set, 12 reps)
Dynamic Inverted hamstring stretch (1 set, 8 reps, both legs)
Power Quad rocking (1 set, 12 reps)
Flex Wheel stretches (1 set, 4 reps, both direction)
Static Lateral squat (1 set, 8 reps, both directions)
Extended Backward lunge with tilt (1 set, 8 reps, both directions)
Paralell Knee hugs (1 set, 8 reps, both knees)
Drop step lunge (1 set, 8 reps, both legs)
Med-ball perpendicular throws (1 set, 12 throws, both sides)
Med-ball parallel throws (1 set, 12 throws, both sides)
T-hip rotations (1 set, 8 rotations, both sides)
1-arm, one-leg Romanian deadlift (1 set, 8 reps, both legs)
1-arm, 2-leg deadlift (1 set, 8 reps, both legs)
This is basically all there is to it.Just follow this routine as outlined ,and if you really want to accelerate your results just cut down the resting time between sets and double the set volume for maximum results.Just remember to do a dynamic warm-up to get your blood flowing and to get your muscles ready for your routine.
This article is written by Sarah Conlan ,an avid golfer and fitness enthusiast who currently manages a graphic design studio specializing in sports-image artwork in Dallas,TX.