Pre-Round Glute Activating Exercise Alert

I’m always in search of the best ways to get my body working at it’s absolute best before a round of golf.  Over the years, I’ve reduced the amount of time on the range and increased the amount of time in the gym before a round.  I don’t know about you, but the driving range is where my golf game goes to die.  The mats beat the crap out of my body and I just don’t gain a lot trying to get my body warmed up there.

This is one of my favorite exercises I use as an alternative because it helps activate the glutes and it also creates enough stability that I can sufficiently warm up my thoracic rotation.

Here are a few keys:

  • Start in an athletic/golf posture position with your foot against the wall
  • I’m probably a little closer to the wall then I like, I will typically make sure there is a  straight line from my shoulder the knee
  • Push the foot into the wall as hard as you can focusing on the heel
  • This will trigger the foot on the floor to push as well and will get the leg muscles burning
  • Once you feel stable, keep the arms across your chest and rotate within a range where you can keep the lower body still
  • Try 30 seconds on each side

Happy Golfing friends!

-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 www.nwsportsperformance.com

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