Simple golf exercise: Single-leg balance with head turn

April 13, 2020 10:24 AM

Balance naturally declines with age. But with proper balancing exercises, you can stop—or even reverse—that trend. As you know, balance is a fundamental element of golf. It sets the foundation for a powerful and controlled golf swing. So, working on your balance should be an integral part of your golf fitness routine.

The Single-Leg Balance with Head Turn is a relatively advanced exercise that can dramatically improve your balance in life and on the course. It works to train your vision, your vestibular system and your proprioceptive system—all of which are required for good balance. The addition of a simple side-to-side head turn challenges the visual and vestibular systems. Follow along, using a chair or something sturdy to lean on (if you need to), and begin improving your balance as you age.

Key Takeaways:

  • Balance naturally declines with age
  • You can stop—or reverse—that trend with exercise
  • Moving your head side to side challenges the visual and vestibular systems to improve balance
  • Use something sturdy to lean on, if needed

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