Lower Body Strength Exercise Part 5
Lower Body Strength Exercise.
Well, if you’ve been staying with us, you’ll know that we’ve been on a five part series of lower body strength exercises to get more ground reaction force and more power out of your swing.
This is exercise number five.
This works a little bit more of the hips and it’s called standing leg lifts or leg lifts side to side.
Now, I’m going to start with the chair, because I want you to be able to feel comfortable and I don’t want you to fall, but I want to put the chair in front of me. You could even hold on to the bathroom counter or kitchen counter or even the golf cart.
If you want to. And what I want to do is stand up tall. Squeeze your glutes. Zip up your core. Standing at attention. And you’re going to lift your leg out to the side. I know you’re going to have to lean a little bit. That’s just the way, way it goes. But you’re going to hold it out there and you’re going to start to kind of feel a burn with this lower body strength exercise.
Yes, there’s a little bit of a burn because you’re taking this hip up. These muscles have to tighten. Gravity’s pulling it down and wanting to push this back down. So we’re going to lift and lift. Now, as I’m lifting, sometimes my hips go back, my chest arches forward, and I feel it in my back. I don’t want you to feel it in your back.
What I want you to do is I want you to tuck your hips underneath, pull up and lift. And just like that. Okay. And I did ten.
So now with this lower body strength exercise we’re going to switch to the other side. You can lift it the other side. You’re going to hold it out there. Tuck, zip and lift.
Just like that.
Ten little pulses.
And relax. So I’m going to get rid of the chair because I’ve got pretty good balance. I’ve been doing this for a while.
What I’m going to do is I’m going to have you do a series of 1 to 5.
So we’re going to go one down. One, one, two, one, two. Now, if you need better balance, bring your arms out.
One, two and three. I’m feeling it. One, two and three.
One, two, three, four, five. One, two, three, four, five. I skipped four, but that’s okay. We’ve got to hurry through this. Feel it. See how high you can go. One, two, three, four, five. Maybe you can get up to ten. Build that up and really work these glutes.
What they can do is they stop you from swaying and sliding in your swing. They help you load your glute medius in your back swing and they help you post better in your through swing.
So we made it all five parts lower body strength. You should already be feeling it. You should be strong on your legs and you will be hitting the ball farther.
For more great golf fitness exercises visit our Fitness page.