If your looking to use core exercise workouts to improve your golf and golf exercises, as well as your abdominals in general, read through these exercises you can add to your workout plan.
It’s no secret that having a strong core can have an impact on your golfing game. As can having a strong body in general, hence why most of the top players are investing more heavily in their athletic performance and not just their technique. Here we have some of the most effective core exercises golfers can add into their training routines plus a workout you can try today.
Having a strong core will transfer directly to the strength of your swing, if you’ve got consistent technique, this can be a great way to improve drive length, allowing you to hit the golf ball even further. This is also true for having a strong lower and upper body, yes there is a point of diminishing returns when it comes to strength improving drive distance, but most golfers are a long way from this point of physical strength.
Have a strong core and body in general will allow your body to be much more resilient to physical stress including the stress imposed by plating multiple hours of golf, walking long distance and the general repetitious nature of the sport. Using core golf exercises will improve recovery and physical resilience.
A strong core can greatly improve overall wellbeing as it can make tasks that might have been challenging prior to doing any physical training easy like carrying your golf bag or playing with your kids.
Core work will be great for your golf performance, but even better will be a full body resistance training program to strengthen you whole body. Golfers know the importance strength and physical capabilities have on their performance and most of the top golfers do this style of training.
If you don’t have time to add a full body resistance training practice into your timetable then you can stack some core work on after your golf practice. This will probably only take 10-15 minutes, twice a week.
Yes core work can improve performance, especially drive distance, but this needs to be a sustained practice that builds over time in order to be effective. Take your time and add difficulty overtime.
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This resource was written by Sean Klein. Sean Richard Klein has thousands of hours of coaching experience and a BSc in Sports Science with Management from Loughborough University. He owns a gym in Bayonne France, CrossFit Essor, which runs group classes and a Personal training studio.