Simple golf exercise: The Plank

June 15, 2020 06:28 PM

The plank can be one of the best ways to develop core strength, lat engagement, and spinal stability. Core strength is so important for golfers and for your every day life. You may think you know the proper way to plank, but it’s often practiced incorrectly so pay attention, because it’s likely more difficult than you think!

Studies show that multiple short holds of about 10 seconds for a plank are safe (and just as effective) as longer holds of 30 seconds or more. Follow along with the video, try 2-3 reps of 10 seconds each as part of your daily routine, and you will be on your way to building the core strength you need to become a better golfer.

Key Takeaways:

  • No equipment needed.
  • Great way to develop core strength.
  • This exercise is often done incorrectly.
  • It’s likely more difficult than you think.
  • Practice short holds of around 10 seconds each.
  • Try 2-3 reps as part of a comprehensive daily routine.

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