Safe swing speed: Standing anti-rotation exercise

September 15, 2020 02:36 AM

Generating high-speed rotational force is a huge part of the game of golf. However, if you want to continue playing golf for a long time, it’s important to make sure you are doing this safely to avoid back pain that could keep you from enjoying the game.

Follow along with the Standing Anti-Rotation exercise to work on building rotational force in a way that is safe for your body:

  1. Stand sideways to a cable or tubing anchored at about chest height and pull your arms to your chest, taking up the slack of the tube to build tension
  2. 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.

Key Takeaways:

  • Builds core strength specific to generating and controlling rotational force
  • Trains the body to absorb rotational force in the core muscles without dissipating into the joints

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