Every golfer should be adding some form of resistance training and cardiovascualr training into their routine just to help with general health. Asking your instructor or coach for a kettlebell workout for golf can be a great solution but if you don’t have one, here are some suggestions of exercises you can add into your workouts.
Being in good physical shape will transition effectivly to your golf game, especially if your working on improving your rotational strength and increasing your movement capacity all while increasing overall body strength. Kettlebells can be a very effective way to go about getting these adaptations especially they don’t require you to join a gym. Try out these kettlebell exercises perfect for golfers to add to their training regime.
The likelyhood that doing kettlebell training will directly improve your golf is pretty slim, unless your a professional athlete with very extremely good technique. That being said, they are still a extremeley effective part of a healthy routine that long term will keep you healthy and playing golf for years to come.
Golfers are obsessed with rotational movements, but as I mentioned before, strengthening your rotation will be meaningless unless your extremely weak or have perfect technique. The best option would be to use kettlebells to create a full body resistance training protocol. The best exercise would be a half kneeling diagonal banded chop, or just using a variety of these rotational exercises consistently to improve your rotational strength and movement capacity.
All of them. Trying to hard to develop to much of one part of your body will lead to imbalanced and often to injury. Its important to develop your muscles in unison, training the body as one system rather than breaking it down into small groups of muscles. Obviouslt the most applicable movement pattern to golf is the rotational movement pattern, but this does not mean this should take up more than 10% of your routine.
By consistently training them using a full body resitance training protocol and making sure you add the rotation movement pattern into this form of full body resistance training.
It’s very unlikely that strength training with kettlebells will improve your golf swing unless you have an extremely weak core, limited rotation movement capabilities or extremely good technique.
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