04 Apr '14, 11am

Fitness Friday: Hammer your drives

Fitness Friday: Hammer your drives

If you're a golfer, take Golf Digest Fitness Advisor Randy Myers' advice and do hammer curls. Unlike basic curls, where the person holds a dumbbell or barbell with their palms facing the sky and pulls the weight up and in toward the chest, the hammer curl is performed (dumbbells only) with the arms hanging at the sides, palms facing the hips, and the arms pulling the weight up in a linear motion toward the shoulder. What's the difference? Myers (@RandyMyers_ ) says the hammer curl starts in a natural golf position (similar to your hand positions at address). In addition to developing the biceps muscles, they also strengthen the forearms and the brachialis (the muscles that start at your elbow joint and are between the biceps and triceps (back of the upper arm). Strong forearm and brachialis muscles are important for squaring the club at impact and extending the arms during...

Full article: http://www.golfdigest.com/blogs/the-loop/2014/04/hammer-y...

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