Golf Core Training

Include Golf Core Training in Fitness Program

From Sean Cochran

Once you have incorporated the golf flexibility and golf balance exercises into your golf fitness program, it is time to move on to the next section of your program. And that next step is golf core training.

Core training is a buzzword in the golf world, and with good reason. "Core" refers to an anatomical area of the body. The easiest way to think about the core is this: It is all the muscles, bones, and ligaments from just above your knees to just below your chest. The core includes all the anatomical structures on the front, sides, and back of your body. For example, the core includes your lower back, abdominals, obliques, and many more muscles.

Execution of the golf swing requires you to maintain a set spine angle, specific postural position, and develop rotational force. These elements of the swing all require strength, endurance, and power from the muscles of the core. Therefore, it is necessary in our golf fitness program to address the core.

I suggest the implementation of these training exercises following your flexibility and balance exercises.An ideal core exercise for golf is the Tubing Side Rotation. The exercise places your body in a similar position to that of the golf swing and develops strength, endurance, and power in the core. You'll need to have - or have access to - fitness tubing for this exercise.

About the Author

Sean Cochran is a well-known golf fitness instructor who travels the PGA Tour regularly working with, among others, Phil Mickelson.

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