Get the Most Out of Your Workouts

Get the most out of your workouts by performing exercises that require your body to function like it does in the golf swing. If you aren’t sure how to tweak an exercise for improvement in golf, a good place to start is adding rotation to your movements. In addition, challenge your body to remain stable with movement. Unfortunately, the exercise machines in most gyms don’t challenge our bodies function like they do in golf. Check out the following exercises for golf specific tweaks to popular exercises:

Abdominal Crunch Machine Replacement: Disassociation Plank


– Challenges your core to work similarly as it does in the golf swing.

– Promotes upper spine (thoracic spine) extension and rotation. Two movements vital for a good shoulder turn.

– Promotes separation/dissociation of upper and lower body. this is vital for power in golf.

Pro Tips:

– Spread the feet apart wider than the hips and shoulders.

– Keep the pelvis as stable as possible: don’t let it go up and down and limit rotation.

– Have your eyes follow your hand for better upper body rotation.

Stationary Row Machine Replacement: Row With Rotation


– Allows your upper body to move similarly to upper body movement in golf

– Improves stability in golf posture.

– Promotes separation of upper and lower body for more power.

Pro Tips:

– Set-up similarly to driver posture.

– Engage your core and don’t allow your lower body to move.

– When you row, pull your shoulder blade back and reach the opposite arm as far forward as possible (without the lower body rotating).

– Keep your eyes fixated at the cable/tubing attachment point.

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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