A great way to work on your core stability and torso rotation

On a week like this when I will not be swinging very many golf clubs, but I have to keep my rotational patterns intact for my tournament next week, I’m always looking to incorporate a little more “golfish” in to my workouts.

As part of my warm up this morning I included this fun little exercise that seems simple in theory but has a huge payoff in what it brings to the table.


*The half kneeling position is an awesome way to challenge your balance, actively stretch the hip flexor, engage the glutes and establish a solid position in the pelvis.

*By using the med ball, it helps incorporate more scapular stability.  When you reach it away from the body your body has to respond by stabilizing to stay centered or else you will fall over.

*When you bring the ball back to center, stick it to your sternum as you rotate into the forward leg.  This helps emphasize rotating from the thoracic spine vs. using the shoulder blades to create the illusion of movement.

*This exercise would be a great addition to your warm up routine both in the gym and on the golf course!

Enjoy!

-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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