Warm Up Wednesday!

Here’s one of my favorite finishing exercises to do before I play or practice.

Reverse Lunge to Rotation!

Keys to Remember:

  • Focus on your foot and feeling the ground beneath you
  • When dropping back into the lunge position, tuck your pelvis under.  This will help engage the glutes and core, as well as provide an active stretch on the hip flexor.
  • Breathe out and drive up hard to the balance position
  • Once balanced, focus on feeling the glute on your standing leg activated.
  • Add the rotational component once you feel proficient in the lunge.
  • Focus on stabilizing the lower body while rotating from your t-spine.  If you lose your balance, chances are you may have over-rotated!
  • You can always start by only rotating at the bottom of the lunge, and then adding the top rotation once you feel more stable
  • Don’t be afraid to bust this out on the first tee or the driving range, your opponents will only be intimidated by your power!

Published by shawnfarmersese

I'm Shawn, Performance Coach at Golfletica in Bellevue, Wa. I specialize in bringing out the awesome in athletes, especially golfers. 13 years ago I graduated from the home of the 2010 FCS Football Champions (Go Eags!) with a degree in Exercise Science and a broken down body from playing college golf. That lead to my mission to help the world move better, with less pain and killer dance moves. Thanks to the help of my partner in crime Dr. Harry Sese, not only am I playing pain free golf but I get to witness lives change everyday through the power of teamwork. Check out more at our website www.nwsportsperformance.com

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