Exercise For Extra Power In The Golf Swing!

As I’ve mentioned several times, an important fitness component that helps develop power in the golf swing is the glutes and legs.  There are many exercises to help develop this strength but I especially like the split squat.  This exercise shown here in the video is performed on each side and demands good balance & coordination as well as strength.  It focuses on the glutes, hamstrings and quads.

Watch the video several times so that you learn and understand the correct position and how to activate the glutes correctly.  It is important to stay tall, go straight up & down, and push up through the heel of the front foot.  To advanced the exercise you can hold a dumbell or kettlebell (my preference) to load the system with weight.

It’s a great exercise…give it a try!

Posted under Exercise Tips, Exercise Videos

This post was written by Mark Tolle on May 18, 2010

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