Strengthening Exercise For Golf

Written by: Mike Pedersen | Friday, June 23rd, 2006
Categories: Golf FitnessPro Tips

Mike PedersenI am constantly educating golfers on the importance of strengthening exercise for golf to enhance golf swing power and consistency. It’s quite obvious your body is your limiting factor in your ability to make a mechanically sound and repeatable golf swing for 18 holes.

Strengthening exercise for golf is specific to your swing and does not entail exercise machines, nor a gym membership. If anything the complete opposite. A simple “in home” golf exercise gym consists of a stability ball, exercise tubing, dumbbells and a weighted medicine ball for more advanced exercisers.

The total cost of such a set up is under $100. You would pay that easy in a monthly gym membership or one session with a private trainer. What a fantastic return on your investment.

The golf swing requires a higher level of golf specific strength, especially in your core area to impart maximum impact on the ball. A weak body that is inflexible will have no chance at getting producing this kind of power.

A high percentage of golfers in the 50-70 year old bracket have lost a massive amount of strength, which in return greatly diminishes the body’s ability to create and unleash torque and higher clubhead speeds.

By implementing a simple strengthening exercise for golf program and golf stretching exercises, you will see dramatic improvements in both your power, accuracy and consistency.

A good example of a strengthening exercise for golf is my One Legged Golf Curl with Dumbbells.


Grab dumbbells in neutral hand position in golf posture.
Lift one leg off ground and bend knee.
Raise dumbbells to chest high and lower while maintaining balance.
Repeat for 3 sets 12 repetitions, switching legs on each set.

This is a great exercise for challenging your balance specific to your golf posture, as well as strengthening your forearm and wrist muscles for a powerful impact position.

This simple strengthening exercise for golf is just one of many exercises that can be implemented in the convenience of your home.

About The Author: Mike Pedersen is one of the top golf performance experts in the country. He is Golf Magazines Golf Performance Expert; has been featured on; and is the founder of several cutting-edge online golf performance membership sites. Take a look at his just released golf fitness training system at

One response to “Strengthening Exercise For Golf”

  1. medicus reviews says:

    Thanks for the post. We’re moving from this pimped out apartment complex to our new home – that’s the great part. The bad part is that we lose the gym, and there really aren’t any that are convenient. I’ll be looking for ways to stay in shape in the short term and this gives me a bit of hope.





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