A Weight Training Exercise For Golf Improves Power

Written by: Mike Pedersen | Wednesday, April 12th, 2006
Categories: Golf FitnessGolf InstructionPro Tips

Mike PedersenTo quickly improve your power and golf swing, implementing a weight training exercise for golf program is critical!

What’s the difference between a weight training exercise for golf and an everyday exercise for fitness? The answer to this question is your missing link to a golf swing with maximum power and efficiency, resulting in optimal distance with every club in your bag.

Just going into a gym and plopping down on a “machine” is not going to improve your golf swing power and mechanics. Golf is “on your feet” and in a dynamic position (golf posture). The only way to improve your power and swing efficiency is incorporating a weight training exercise for golf program with a stability ball, medicine ball, exercise tubing and dumbbells.

You do not need a gym membership to participate in a very effective golf fitness program! I say this strongly to remove any reasons (excuses) for not starting right away.

You can pick and choose your exercises to suit your swing faults and physical limitations, or you can incorporate a “total body” golf fitness program of strengthening, stretching, nutrition and cardio (fat-burning).

For example, if you have a weak backswing, that doesn’t get all the way to the to consistently, you can do my Single Arm Golf Posture Lateral Raise:

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Bend forward at hips just beyond normal golf posture.
Dumbbell in right hand across your body in pre-stretch position.
Slowly raise dumbbell to the side and up.
Slowly bring back down to pre-stretch position.
Repeat for 3 sets of 12 repetitions each arm.

Benefits to Golf Swing:

Strengthens back of shoulder for consistent back swing and placement of club at top of swing.
Creates more power through impact with left shoulder (for right-handed golfers).
Reduces chance of injury to shoulder and rotator cuff through excessive swings and hitting a lot of balls for practice.
This is just on example of a simple, weight training exercise for golf that can really strengthen both your take-away muscles and your follow through muscles for maximum distance.
Do this 2-3 times a week for 2-3 sets of 15 repetitions. You’ll soon feel the improved strength on the course.
About The Author: Mike Pedersen is an Internationally recognized golf fitness expert and author. He is Golf Magazines golf performance expert, and founder of several cutting-edge online golf performance membership sites. For more information on his best selling Golf Fitness System, go to performbettergolf.com.

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