Let’s improve your ability to rotate over a stable lower body.
More Pars Fitness Coach Karen Palacios-Jansen shows you a fun exercise that will improve your rotation mobility while keeping a stable lower body—a must-have for good golf swings!
Key benefits of this move:Strengthens core and legs
Improves balance and coordination
Improves upper-body rotation mobility
Perform 8 to 10 repetitions on each side.
The Set Up & Execution
• Hold on to an exercise ball or a stable base.
• Stand in a shoulder-width stance and bend slightly from your waist.
• Stabilize your lower body, and rotate the ball with your hands and arms to one side.
• Roll the ball over to the other side as you keep your lower body stable.
• Repeat rotating the ball side to side for 8 to 10 repetitions on each side.
Allow your head to move with you, maintaining its position between your arms.
It is critical to keep your core engaged at all times through the move. If you feel any lower-back strain, STOP to re-engage the core. Do so by standing up, engage, squat down, and send your hips back and down. To learn the fundamentals of a good squat, be sure to watch Christina and Gregg’s Staple Move for the Squat. Watch Now »
So let’s make sure you get green checks on these key points:
• Put your hands on the ball, slightly wider than shoulder-width.
• In a squat position with engaged core, rotate side to side.
• Maintain a stable lower body, with feet fully planted.
• Extend the rotation only as far as you can maintain perfect form.