How to improve your golf game by working on your CORE

Rip it like Rory and Bryson - core strength in golf translates into stability and power...

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Fri, 20 Mar 2020
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It’s not a secret that getting in better shape can improve your golf game, writes Brandon DiCroce of Fairway Approach. While general fitness is great for your game, improving your core strength is one of the most important things you can do. 

Core strength in golf translates into stability and power. A stronger core will allow you to keep balance over the ball, and hit better shots from awkward lies. 

Here are two exercises you can do to improve your core strength that you won’t need any equipment for, and they will also help improve your golf game dramatically.  

V Ups

V Ups are relatively simple to perform, but work your entire core. V Ups are great to hit your lower abdomen too, which is often overlooked and helps even more with stability. 

The Move: 

To begin, lay on your back on a yoga mat, with your whole body flat. From there, lift your legs into the air, until your body is in an L shape while you reach your hands above your head, then reach for your toes, feeling like your body is folding in half. Your body will end up in the shape of a V, then you go back to the starting position. That is one rep. Do 2-4 sets of 8-15 reps. 

Here’s a quick video for reference:

 

 

Plank

This is another very easy, full core workout that will help any golfer. While the exercise itself is easy, executing it can be hard. That said, it’s pretty easy to measure your improvements! 

The Move:

Begin with a yoga mat, and get on your hands and knees. From there, move from your hands to your forearms, and extend your legs fully. It should feel like you’re in a push up position, but on your forearms. Squeeze your core, and hold the position for 30 seconds to a minute. Repeat this 3-5 times. 

Here’s a quick video for reference:

 

 

To check out more great golf workouts, check out our complete guide to golf workouts on Fairway Approach!  

 

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