Ab workout to help your golf game
Ab Workouts to help your golf game
This is the perfect time to start a new workout program that will help you become a better golfer this season. This program will help you get stronger and have more power in your swing.
Let’s get started with your ab exercises. Having a strong core will help you reduce back pain and make your swing more powerful allowing you to hit the ball farther.
Do these ab exercises 3-4 days a week for the time/reps listed.
Plank-get into a push-up position but bend your elbows and place your forearms on the ground. You body should be in a straight line from head to toes. Pull your belly button in as if you were being punched in the gut. Hold this position for 30 seconds
Ab Rotations-Instead of moving your core this exercise moves the weight around your core forcing it to work differently. Sit on the floor with your knees bent. Hold a weight straight out from your chest. Lean back so your torso is at a 45 degree angle. Pull your belly button in. Without moving your torso, rotate your arms to the right as far as you can. Hold for 3 seconds. Rotate your arms to the left as far as you can and hold for 3 seconds. Continue to alternate for 30 seconds
TRX RIP slap shot-hold on to the TRX Rip stick with an overhand gripe. Twist away from the anchor point pulling the right hand up and the left hand down as if you were hitting a hockey puck. Make sure to pivot on your back foot. Continue for 30 seconds then switch sides and repeat.
Alternating supermans-lay on your stomach with your arms and legs extended. Raise right arm and left leg in the air, lower it to the ground and repeat with your left arm and right leg. Continue for 30 seconds
These ab exercises will help you build a stronger core and become more balanced for your golf game. Next month we will talk about stretches you can do to relieve tight, over worked muscles.
You can find a video demonstration of these videos at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC07OBobaYqRtAZRVXkooEuw
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