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6 Best Fitness Drills to Perfect Your Golf Game

By    |   Tuesday, 08 May 2018 09:05 AM

Fitness drills help improve flexibility, stability, power, and mobility to perfect your golf game. Golfers can practice these exercises at home, outside, or in the gym.

You can spend a lot of time on the course for better performance, but your body needs that additional help to develop certain physical characteristics that can enhance your game.

Not only does proper fitness training improve drives and the short game, it also plays a role in preventing injuries. The bad game or pain golfers might experience once in a while could be due to lack of exercise.

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Here are six of the best fitness drills to perfect your golf game:

1. Handwalks — This exercise reduces the risk of shoulder injuries and golfer’s elbow, reports Men’s Journal. Standing up, bend forward at the waist until setting your hands on the ground in a push-up position. Keep your knees straight and walk your toes toward the hands, then walk your hands back out for a total of 10 reps.

2. Shoulder stretching — To improve shoulder movement, flexibility, and mobility, lie on your side with the bottom leg straight and the top leg bent, keeping the inside of the knee on the floor. Try to put the top shoulder blade on the floor by rotating your trunk back, then hold two seconds. Return to the original position and do 10 reps.

3. Leg crossover for back — The exercise strengthens the back muscles for better swinging, according to the Arizona Republic. Lie on your back with the legs extended. Raising one leg, bend the knee at a 90-degree angle, crossing the leg over the other leg and keeping the opposite shoulder on the ground. Stop when feeling a pull to the lower back and glutes, then hold the position and repeat with the other leg.

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4. Arm strengthening — Use weights you can easily lift on a flat bench for tricep dips or do dumbbell shoulder presses. Perform 12 to 20 reps, pushing the weights up and keeping the palms facing each other.

5. Standing twists — An exercise with one light dumbbell can strengthen the back and shoulders for improved distance on drives and flexibility, Livestrong.com reports. Hold the dumbbell with both hands while standing straight, keeping the palms facing toward your body. Lift the arms to shoulder level with the weight in front of the shoulders. Turn your upper body to the left with the back vertical and the dumbbell remaining at shoulder level. Then do the same to the right.

6. Seated leg press — This is a gym exercise using a leg-press machine, adjusting the machine for a full range of motion. Seated in the chair, put one foot high on the foot platform with the back straight. Keeping the knee pointed in the same direction as the foot, extend the hip and knee, exhaling throughout and then inhaling on the return to the start position. You can work your way up to three sets of 10 reps each.

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