It's January, which means we're talking about -- NOPE, not New Year's Resolutions -- Golf!
Many of you want to escape the cold, get away and play some golf, but what does your golf prep look like?
Golf is one of the most violent movements on the spine in all of sports. It turns out that even if you have some golf prep, you’re missing two very important things - symmetry and strength.
A lot of people focus on mobility and stretching, as well as getting more power for their swing. But golf is a one sided sport, so when you don’t focus on balance you can get injured very easily.
Three Exercises To Golf Prep
There are 3 main exercises that Bo recommends to get symmetry through strength.
1. Step Up
Step up on a box and control slowly down. This works on any imbalances you may have in leg strength. The tempo of the descent is really important here. Try 10 on each side for 3 sets.
Hold the weight in right hand and walk about 30 feet. Your left side will be forced to hold the balance. You can also try doing this holding the weight overhead. Try this walking for 30 feet with each side, for 3 rounds.
Using something to hold your balance, keep your flat back, and complete a one armed row. For more of a challenge, eliminate the support and incorporate your golf stance. Try 10 on each side for 3 sets.
Try these out and let us know what you think!