25 Apr '14, 2pm

How to increase distance with core conditioning

How to increase distance with core conditioning

In this second installment on golf fitness, I want to discuss the importance of a golfer’s core muscles. We started out with building a strong address position by engaging the quads and hamstrings, gluteus muscles and the core and primarily the lumbar area in the last article dealing with the deadlift. Now we are going to look at the internal and external obliques (the side muscles of the abdominal) to see the importance of these muscles and how we can strengthen these muscles to create compression. There is a common phrase among amateur golfers: “hit down on it.” We see it when the tour pros play and hear it from teaching professionals, and entire books have been written about it. But hitting down on the ball is not something that you can do if your body can’t maintain forward flexion at impact. To be able to do this movement, your core, mainly your internal and external ...

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