Rotational and dynamic movements greatly benefit our golf game and this one is no exception. It fires up the entire body!
More Pars Fitness Coach Christina Ricci believes rotational exercises are key to better backswings.
Key benefits of this move:Strengthens your core and torso
Improves your lower back mobility
Strengthens your glutes, quads and hamstrings
The Set Up & Execution
• Grab a dumbbell that you can easily maintain extension.
• Step into a lunge as you simultaneously rotate over the bent leg… return to center and drive back up through the heel.
• As I rotate, my upper torso is staying upright and very centered.
• Keep your head straight just as you would in your golf backswing.
• Front knee stays back behind the laces over the ankle that we are driving through.
• Drive through the heel to come up, keeping a tight core and upright torso on the way up.
It’s not how heavy the weight, but more the move itself. As you get stronger, you can increase the weight.
Be mindful of your knee as you lunge. Keep it quiet without a lot of lateral movement. Never allow the weight to move into the toe region as you step. This will place too much pressure on your knee and take you out of your upright posture.
So let’s make sure you get green checks on these key points:
• Light weight in hand, step forward into a lunge as you rotate to one side.
• Drive up through the heel.
• Ideally, your back knee touches the ground.
• As you lunge, step deliberately into the heel making sure to keep your knee within your toe line.
Your goal is 10 per leg with a light weight.