Some Saturday evening stability work

I played golf at the crack of dawn this morning.  It was so early, even the dew wasn’t ready to be swept.  The tournament I am playing in is the West Seattle Amateur, and it is by far one of my favorite events of the year.  I’m using it this time around as a warm up for the PNGA Mid Am that starts on Monday.

On weeks like this where I am going to be playing a lot of golf, it is so important to keep my body running at it’s best.  For me that means working on some stability every day.  This evening I did a variation on the Bird Dog that definitely got the job done in terms of targeting my shoulders, core and body control.

Keys to this awesome exercise:

  • Start in a solid Bird Dog position, knees under hips, wrists under shoulders and spine in neutral
  • Begin by taking small steps forward with your hands
  • You want to feel as though your hips are falling with you
  • As you lower your body, focus on maintaining neutral spine and control throughout the motion
  • Lower as far as your body will let you without losing posture and then return to the starting position
  • Start with 2 sets of 10 reps

On another note, how cute are my shorts?  I just picked them up at Athleta this week and I am loving them!  If you haven’t made your way to their website or store, this is a great week to do so, they are having an awesome sale!

See you all tomorrow……..S

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

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