The Best Golf Exercises Are Very Simple

By: Mike Pedersen, Cpt

The best golf exercises are not complicated; you don't need tobe a member of a gym; and you don't need thousands of dollars inequipment. Yes...there are new golf fitness machines coming out inthe market that look respectable, but they want an arm and a legfor them.

When you think of the best golf exercises, you've got to thinklike an athlete for a minute. Golf is an athletic sport, andthanks to guys like Tiger Woods, golfers are realizing they needto train like an athlete to see improvement.

Most athletes don't ever use machines. Machines guide youthrough certain ranges of motion that don't benefit the golfswing. The golf swing is a very dynamic movement, that is notlike other movements.

The baseball swing is very similar from a mechanicalstandpoint...but two distinct differences. In baseball you 'react'to a moving object (in golf the ball is not moving); and inbaseball the ball is approximately waist high and in golf it'son the ground.

So in order to incorporate the best golf exercises, you've gotto take a look at your body position and the muscles involved tomaintain that position.

What is it?

We know at address you have a tilt in your spine, a bend at thehips and knees. And even a little ankle flex. That's a somewhatathletic position, similar to a squat, but not quite.

Now...not only are you in the position, but now you have to swinga long lever (club) at over 80 plus mph and stay in thisposition (posture).

Impossible if you have weak and stiff golf specific muscles!

Here's is a quick test. When you are in your golf posture, juststart touching the muscles in your body that are flexed. It willbe the quads, hamstrings, glutes, calves and even the lower backmuscles.

So we know that the best golf exercises will hit those musclegroups (and preferably in a standing position).

Now add the very powerful rotation of your upper body(backswing) and you've got the core involved. So you'll need todo some golf exercises that incorporate core rotation andflexibility.

As you can see, the best golf exercises are NOT on machines anddo not need to be done in a gym.

All you need is a pair of dumbbells, some inexpensive exercisetubing and maybe a weighted medicine ball and you candramatically improve your golf swing right in your home in lessthan 30 minutes a day!

Hopefully you are motivated to take this approach to your golfimprovement and you have a better understanding of what the bestgolf exercises are

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