Work on Controlling Rotation
In general, the golf community spends a lot of time talking about increasing body rotation in golf swing, but not controlling rotation.
While having good flexibility to swing well is an important part of the equation, it’s not the only part. Building good core strength and joint stability is as critical in building a repeatable and body-friendly golf swing.
A lack of core and joint stability may lead to power leaks and is associated with swing characteristics such as sway, slide, loss of posture, and early extension. In addition, a lack of stability puts the golfer at risk of injury.
Exercises For “Anti-Rotational Strength”
If you can generate a lot of rotation in your swing, but still struggle with consistency, speed, and power, you should be doing exercises that promote core strength and stability. Don’t worry, these exercises won’t lead to a decrease of body turn!
Do the following exercises daily to improve your control and power:
Plank Shoulder Tap:
3 sets x 10-20 reps
– When your right hand taps the left shoulder, place as much weight in your right leg as possible.
– If you struggle remaining stable, spread your feet further apart!
Lunge Stance – Golf Posture Rotation
3 sets x 15 reps/side
– Keep 80-90% of your weight in the forward leg.
– Think about “pinning” the forward leg in, as your upper body rotates.
If you try these exercises and you find them to be too challenging or uncomfortable, do not continue until you have consulted with your physician. All exercises for golf should be customized to your needs after a proper evaluation.
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