Golf fitness basics: Neutral spine
The concept of focusing on a neutral spine should be applied to both your golf game and your workout routine. A neutral spine is the foundation of good posture and can have a direct impact on improving your performance as a golfer. When your spine is in the proper position, it allows the other joints in your body—including pivotal joints for your golf swing, like your hips and shoulders—to align properly. And with proper alignment, you’ll unlock the ability to produce a more powerful swing without damaging your back or joints. Practice this exercise before you work out (and before you get to the first tee) to remind yourself to stay in good posture. Building from this foundational concept, you’ll be able maximize what you can gain and start taking the steps you need to play the best golf of your life—free from pain.
- Apply this simple concept to your golf game and workout routine.
- Neutral spine is the foundation of good posture.
- Proper alignment of your joints allows you to produce a powerful swing without pain.
- Practice this exercise as a reminder to stay in good posture.
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