More Pars Fitness Coach Karen Palacios-Jansen shows you an isometric exercise that will train your muscles to get back on your backswing.
Fault » Lack of Shoulder Turn
Fix » Shoulder Turn on Knees
Fault: Most golf instructors agree that to achieve maximum power, you need to rotate your shoulders to a 90-degree angle and your hips to a 45- degree angle in relation to the golf ball at address position. Most golfers never achieve full rotation in their shoulders. If you can’t turn your upper body separately from your lower body, you will have limited rotation.
Fix: This exercise will help you increase the rotation in your shoulders and torso, as well as help prevent swaying and sliding in your golf swing to give you a solid base from which to swing.
Perform 8 to 10 repetitions
• Get down on your knees. Use a towel or cushion under your knees.
• Using a small medicine ball or hand weight, extend your arms as if you had a golf club in your hands.
• Rotate the ball over your back shoulder, as you keep your arms extended.
• Repeat the motion on the opposite side. Visualize your front shoulder rotating across so that it ends up over your back knee.