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Avoid golf-related pain by learning to control rotational force

Learn how the Standing Anti-Rotation exercise can help teach you to control rotational force and help prevent golf-related injuries.


Golf is a game that requires you to repeatedly generate rotational force. If the body accelerates, it needs to have the ability to decelerate or damage will occur. It’s no coincidence that many golfers often suffer from injuries because they don't have the ability to absorb the forces they create during their swing. If you don’t have the strength to control these forces they can wreak havoc on your spine. Use this simple exercise to learn how to control rotational force and to develop the strength to do so.

Standing Anti-Rotation:

Controlling rotational force

  1. Stand sideways to a cable or tubing anchored at about chest height and pull the arms to the chest taking up the slack of the tube to build tension.
  2. Then reach your arms out in front of your body to create the rotational force.
  3. Remember, this is a control exercise, there is no body turn—simply fight the tension.

Over time, the body adapts and develops strong core muscles that can withstand the rotational forces this exercise creates. It is a critical element to build twisting control deceleration ability, as well as a key fundamental to building rotational power.

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