Like any athlete the modern golfer needs the ability to move well and express their athleticism! Ultimately our goal is to get our clients to efficiently use their strength, power and mobility to play great golf!
One aspect of this is a strong core! Without strong, mobile muscles in your stomach, hips, butt and lower back, you can’t execute a swing that is both dynamic and efficiently sound.
Along with a strong core a golfer needs mobility in their hips and spine. In fact this goes hand in hand with a strong core. Mobility in your hips and spine allow you to access the big power muscles and make it less likely to compensate.
In this post we will share some fundamental movements that we have our golf athletes do on a daily basis.
Series 1: Build a Strong Functional Core
- Bird Dog
2. Plank with Rotational Stability
3. Supine ISO Hold
4. Palloff Press Variations
5. Rotary Stability (Advanced)
Series 2: Increase your hip mobility
1. Build Better Hip Extension
2. Hip Extension ER
3. Hip Extension IR
Some of the athletes we have helped play better golf!
For Brandon, fitness has been his passion for as long as he can remember. In high school he was a three-sport athlete and received a scholar athlete award in football. Later, he attended Arizona State University on an academic scholarship and received his degree in Kinesiology in 2004. When he was a junior in college, he started Personal Training and has since turned this into his career. Brandon is a natural teacher who is passionate about health, fitness, wellness, and life. Each and every day he feels blessed to be able to do what he loves most…help people achieve a healthier life! Working with his best friend and having clients who he considers to be his family is one of the best jobs he could ever wish for. What he loves most about being a personal trainer is helping his clients achieve what they thought was the “impossible”!
Brandon’s philosophy is that exercise and fitness should be viewed as preventive medicine. If one takes care of his/her body today, he/she will stay healthy for the remainder of his/her life. His main focus is on functional training that incorporates normal daily movements which strengthen core muscle groups and help deliver a functionally fit body. This body will then be efficient with all activities, from athletics to everyday movements.