Do you feel like you’re not doing a great job driving the ball across the green? It’s not exactly a secret, but increasing your driving distance doesn’t only rely on proper stance and techniques. Remember that it’s your body that gives the force to the club that hits the ball, and here at Kai Fitness, we know how power and strength need to be developed for increasing golf distance. To make this development happen, here are some exercises you should definitely try out:
Swiss Ball Russian Twist
Rest your back on a Swiss ball, and raise your hips until they’re level with the floor. Next, cup one hand over the other, and extend your arms straight over your chest. With this position, start twisting your torso to your left and right while keeping your balance.
This time, lie on the floor and rest both of your legs on a Swiss ball with hips and knees bent 90 degrees. Extend your arms out to your sides with palms facing the floor. Dig your feet into the ball, rotating your hips to one side and touching the floor with your knees. Repeat this for the other sides while keeping your shoulders down and flat.
For this one, you should assume the stance you typically use at the tee, and raise one of your legs off the floor. Keeping your arms straight like holding a golf club, rotate your torso to one side and then the other.
Single-Leg Single-Arm Deadlift
Hold a light dumbbell in one hand (it’s up to you if you want to start with the right or left side) and stand on the opposite leg. Without losing the natural arch of your lower back, bend forward at the hips to lower your weight as far as you can. To come back, simply extend your hips. Repeat this for the other side.
VTW Dumbbell Lifting
Lie face down while resting your belly on a Swiss ball, holding a light dumbbell in each hand. With your thumbs pointing to the ceiling, make a ‘V’ sign by raising your arms up and outward at a 45-degree angle and squeezing your shoulder blades together at the top. Next, lower your arms, and then raise them sideward, forming a ‘T’ sign. Last but not the least, lower your arms and raise them up again with bent elbows to create a ‘W’ sign. Repeat this for 12-15 times in 2-3 sets.
Doing these exercises regularly will effectively empower your body to drive the ball longer. Pay attention to your fitness and commit yourself to regular exercising even when it’s off season to achieve significant improvement in your performance.
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