How to Best Approach Exercise

By Carolyn Williams

When you're looking to improve your golf game, you might consider an exercise plan in addition to taking lessons, but the options can be overwhelming. Spend time developing a plan so you can approach exercise knowing that it will pay off on the links.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy
Step 1
Focus on powering your swing. Quadriceps exercises such as squats, lunges and seated leg extensions help strengthen your legs and result in more-powerful golf swings.
Step 2
Transfer force from your lower body to your upper body. Your stroke begins in your legs but travels up your body as you make contact with the ball and follow through. Keep the power that you've built by focusing on training your muscles to better transfer the power from your legs up your torso.

Focus on your core with abdominal curls, back extensions and trunk rotations.
Step 3
Get more from your swing by working your arms. Lateral raises, one-armed rows and bench presses all work the muscles essential to adding even more power to your swing.
Step 4
Work on controlling your club. All that power needs careful control to ensure an accurate shot. Biceps curls, overhead triceps extensions, wrist curls and wrist extensions all fine tune the muscles that control the club.
Step 5
Reward yourself. Once you've workout out steadily for a predetermined amount of time, buy a new driver or reward yourself with a round of golf as part of a getaway weekend. You've worked hard, and you can keep yourself motivated by establishing rewards along your journey to fitness.

About The Author

Carolyn Williams began writing for the software industry over 20 years ago. She now writes and edits for online content providers in addition to raising her family. An avid traveler and golf enthusiast, Carolyn delights in sharing her knowledge of destinations both far and near.


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