August is National Golf Month! So, we’ve got to show the golfers out there some love. Building strength and balance will help enhance your swing and perfect your overall performance—the best golfers can attest to that. Raise your golf game by adding the following three moves to your training routine.
What it works: Core
You don’t want to over-rotate or lose your balance mid-putt. Working your core muscles helps stabilize you, so you have more control. In this move, you’ll basically perform a moving plank. When it come time to tee-off, you’ll be ready. Start in a plank position on your elbows, and place your shins on a foam roller. Rock forward and backward for 30 seconds. Do three sets.
What it works: Forearms and shoulders
If you have a weak grip, you may lose power and distance on your shot. Farmer’s Walks target the muscles you use when you hold the club. Pick up two heavy dumbbells, and walk with your arms extended by your hips for 30 to 45 seconds. Do three sets.
What it works: Upper back
The muscles in your upper back help generate the rotational power you need to drive the ball. Performing rows zones in on this key area, while also improving your posture and body alignment—a long-term health perk! Do three sets of 10 repetitions. Click the title of the move to watch how it’s done!