When working on your golf swing, there are certain muscles that need to be conditioned and exercised in order to produce an effective follow-through. Not enough golfers practice proper strength and conditioning for golf, and this can affect your ability to achieve a suitably balanced and flexible position. But how can you use strength training to target the necessary muscles?
The most important muscles for golf are located in your core—which includes your chest and back—your forearms, and your butt. These muscles allow you to control the force and rotation of your swing, giving you more power over the ball itself. Here are our tips for increasing strength and mobility in the most important muscles for the sport.
Strength and flexibility
A lot of players may think getting in shape for golf is a waste of time, but it’s actually a crucial part of the training process. If you often find yourself feeling sore after playing golf, then strength, core, and flexibility exercise may be the answer.
Before you head down to the driving range, do some simple exercises to strengthen your muscles. Exercises like squats and weight training can help strengthen your glutes and core muscles, increasing the power of your swing. Glute strength is also necessary for rotating your hip, a key aspect of any golf swing.
Putting it all together
There are many online resources with exercises for a better golf swing. However, some people learn better by doing rather than reading. If that is the case, you may benefit from personalized golf instruction. Our Certified Golf Fitness Specialists will help you identify the problems with your form and swing and come up with a customized training plan to help remedy them. Then show you how to properly build golf muscles off the course as well.
Not sure where to find a quality golf performance coach? Fortunately, we know several. At Calabasas Country Club we offer the services of an experienced team of golf professionals. We will personalize training sessions to help you reach your full potential on the golf course. Additionally, we have a health and fitness center that offers fitness instruction and physical therapy. Visit the club today to start taking your swing to the next level.