Build a more powerful swing: Whole-body rotation exercise
The Whole-Body Rotation exercise is the most fundamental rotational exercise for golf. It builds muscles in the core and hips that are necessary for generating high-speed rotational force. Additionally, it helps create muscle memory that is essential for a consistent, repetitive swing.
Here’s how to do it:
- Stand sideways to the anchored tubing holding the grips in front of your body
- Turn your body toward the anchor point so the tubing has slack
- With a full-body turn, rotate your body away from the anchor point so the tubing builds up tension
- It's critical to rotate your body as one unit from the hips—think of your navel as the center point that first turns toward the anchor point and then away from it
- Attempt to master this rotational pattern first with slow, controlled speed
- Over time, you can pick up speed as well as use tubes that offer more resistance
Practicing this exercise will fine-tune a safe and efficient rotational pattern, as well as increase your body's ability to rotate with greater speed and power.
- The most basic fundamental rotational exercise
- Builds the muscles in the core and hips necessary to generate high speed rotational force
- Increases muscle memory so the muscles learn to easily fire in a coordinated pattern during the golf swing
- Must be perfected before moving on to more complex rotational exercises
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