I always get asked by my Golfers which exercises they should do before they start hitting balls... So I thought I'd make a little video series! We'll build this up and have 7 exercises total that shouldn't take you more than 3 or 4 minutes.
Here's exercise number 6/7. The Pivot Twist. No clubs to balance now, just our own two feet. Take an athletic stance with feet about shoulder width or wider depending on your typical Golf Stance. Hold your club horizontally in front of your chest at arms length. Now turn your body back to the left, this time you can turn your hips and pivot your trailing leg. Engage your core to decelerate the twist and change the direction. Now you're moving back to the right side, continue through replacing your right heel to the floor and pivoting on your left toe. We're starting to deal with velocity now as we accelerate, decelerate and change directions. Your core, legs and arms are all working here and you might even be sweating a little! The warm up is doing its job!
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Heading out to the range soon? Don't swing a club until you warm up. Not only will you be less likely to pull or strain something, you'll swing more freely, more consistently and with more effortless power. Follow along with our Golf warmup playlist on your phone next time you take the clubs out.