Spring Training: Golf Edition
Happy Spring! It may not feel like it just yet considering there's still a decent amount of white stuff out there but I'm sure all of you golfers are itching to get out on the links! While the last remnants of snow melt away, the greens dry up and the courses are prepared, now is the perfect time to jump start your season with some easy preparation of your own. Here are three simple drills that can be performed almost anywhere to improve upon last year's season:
Open Book/Thoracic Rotation: The objective of this drill is to maximize movement and mobility throughout the thoracic spine and shoulder blades which can increase your club speed for those long par 5's. Perform 3 sets of 15-20 repetitions on both sides.
90/90 Lower Body Rotations: The objective of this drill is to promote mobility, stability and control throughout the hips, pelvis and lumbar spine which you will need to create the power required to get out of the deep rough and sand traps. Perform 3 sets of 20-30 repetitions total (10-15 per side).
Turkish Get Up: This is a fantastic total body exercise that will really challenge your mobility, control and overall strength which can benefit all aspects of your game from the tee box to the greens. Perform 3-5 repetitions on each side with a weight that allows you to maintain proper form and technique from start to finish.
Give these a shot as you prepare for your season and I am confident you will enjoy improvements in your game. Maybe you'll even win a few more bets and longest drive awards!
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