Ways to add flexibility, power and strength to your swing

There are three essential categories, critical to top quality swings: flexibility, power and strength. Improving in each category is an extremely valuable step a golfer can take in order to make sure that their body supports a quality game of golf.

Spend time on your fitness efficiently to automatically work on all three components. There are a number of golf lessons in Dubai with proper instructors and facilities. Also, golf coaching for juniors is also available for young golf enthusiasts. However, if you want to do it on your own, here is a list of physical exercises along with the benefits of each, broken down into their respective categories for your ease.

Flexibility

It is unlikely for a golfer to perform or execute the shot he wants without adequate flexibility. Majority of the golf players especially in the initial learning phase have some kind of flexibility issues, impacting their swing. Due to our lifestyle nowadays, which lacks physical movement, such issues occur. Three body areas necessary to keep mobile and flexible are spine, shoulders and hips.

For spine, quadruped spinal flexion and extension should be performed. For shoulders and hips, half kneeling shoulder circle and hip drop are recommended. You should try 2 to 3 sets of at least 10 reps on each exercise.

Power

Strength and power are related. One way of understanding it is the grey area between strength and speed. This training is required in order to enable extreme transfer of general strength into a specific action, which in this case would be a golf swing. Your goal should be to improve power in swing, however, only practicing golf swing is not the way to do it.

Do the alternate power jump, rotational medicine ball throw and single arm medicine ball chest throw with rotation to exercise power. Try 3 to 5 sets of 3 to 5 reps with maximum force for results.

Strength

When golfers do not have a background training in strength, they tend to observe drastic improvements in their clubhead speed and strength, initially. Usually misunderstood and underrated, strength training results in better golf performance, prevention of injury and an enhanced quality of life. Among senior golfers, strength and power go hand in hand, since with age we tend to lose both. Therefore, three areas for strength training are trunk, lower body and upper body.

Perform cable rotation for trunk, split squat for lower body and chin up/pull up for upper body. For each exercise, make sure to try 2 to 3 sets of at least 3 to 8 reps.