Golf Exercises To Decrease The Hip Slide & Sway

Here are a few more golf specific exercises to help improve the strength and stability in the hips. Improved stability will help correct the slide and sway many golfers have in their golf swing.

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This post was written by Mark Tolle on February 16, 2009

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Golf Exercises To Correct A Major Swing Fault

As golf fitness specialists, we know that good mobility through the hip, especially internal rotation is very important. It can effect many positions in the golf swing as well as cause swing faults. Two of those swing faults are seen quite frequently in golf swings. I am talking about a slide and a sway. The slide is when the pelvis/hips move excessively toward the target during the downswing. The slide is then the opposite, where the hips and lower body move away from the target during the backswing. Both of these result in altered weight shifts and loss of power.

A second physical component to both of these swing faults is the ability to stabilize through each hip. This stability requires both strength and neurological control in the hip musculature. I recently showed a nice muscle activation technique that helps improve both mobility and stability. So, I wanted to follow up with a few exercises that helps in developing these needed components of hip function in the golf swing. Give these a try.

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This post was written by Mark Tolle on February 11, 2009

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