New year, new drills to power up your golf swing

January 07, 2021 09:52 AM

It's Week 4 of mobility training with Projct Golf, a new Morning Read fitness partner. In this episode, host Jordan Jeske has a series of stretches and drills that will help you add speed and power to your lower core.

Watch the video above for the tips and look for more videos soon on MR.TV. Here's the rundown:

Golfers have three main power sources: vertical thrust power, chop power and rotational power. Our body can only swing as fast as it can control itself. If you ever try and swing faster to reach the green, clear a hazard or gear up when its windy out, you may notice your shots aren’t as consistent or may lose some balance. My goal for all my golfers is to give them a body that they can control. Give them an extra gear when they need it, without sacrificing accuracy or potential injury.

Below are some exercises you can practice at the gym or at home. 

1) Chop/lifts or Medball Slams: Both of these exercises focus on connecting our arms, core and lower body together. Creating power without losing stability or position is going to be the most important thing for us. 3 sets of 10 reps

2) Scoop and Shot Put Tosses: These are harder to do but are great for true power. Make sure you have a solid wall to throw against. Use a 4-8lb soft medicine ball or you can use a basketball, pillow stuffed in a bag etc. Focus on sticking the finish just like you would with your swing. Work on your dominant and non-dominant sides. Perform 3 sets of 8 reps/side

3) Jump squats or box Jumps: Vertical thrust is our main power source. If you want to hit the ball farther you will need to work on this. Creating good extension through your hips will allow you to maximize your power output. 3 sets of 8 reps

Part 1: Easy golf stretches to improve lower mobility
Part 2: Drills for lower-body stability
Part 3: Power your lower core

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