Core strength is very essential in playing golf, and in playing any other sport, in point of fact. Without it, winning each sport game will be near impossible.
Although core strength involves the central body muscles, such as in the abdomen and around the pelvis, it can still be defined as a total body power. It may sound difficult and for some, even impossible to achieve, but with proper exercise for core strength improvement, impossibility will turn into a possible outcome. Improving your core strength is a much better option than yelling “get in the hole” at the ball after you hit it, you need to invest in order to achieve success.
Here is a very effective workout that can dramatically improve core strength and can ultimately increase your performance in golf, your favorite sport. Do this workout 3-5 times a week.
- Forward and sideways band walk (1 set, 10 steps)
Loosely place a mini-band around your ankles and above your knee. With your knees bent, walk in small steps forward (1 set, 10 steps) and sideways (1 set, 10 steps).
- Hip crossovers (1 set, six reps, each direction)
Lie on the ground with your body facing up. Spread your arms and legs wide to each side. Bend your knees upward, then to the left, and then to the right. Make sure you strictly keep your shoulders on the ground and your abs tight.
- Quad rocking (1 set, 10 reps)
Kneel on the floor with your arms straight to the ground and your palms spread on the floor surface. Move your spine up and down to your back, rotating your pelvis muscles.