Power is often elusive to golfers. Is true power generated through technique, strength, or something more? Every golfer wants more power, more distance, more consistency. Here are 3 ways to get the type of power you’ve got only dreamed of…until now.
- Spinal Rotation. whenever you swing the golf club, you rotate around your spine. So, what does this need to do with power? Power is generated whenever you stabilize your hips to form a full backswing with spinal rotation. Most golfers have heard of the X factor. This, of course, refers to the differential between the movement in your hips and your spine. Increase your spinal rotation and a replacement sense of power is going to be released.
- Core Based Exercises. Your body’s “core”, the world around your trunk and pelvis, is where your center of gravity is found. once you have good core stability, the muscles in your pelvis, lower back, hips, and abdomen add harmony. they supply support to your spine. The core is the power zone. it’s where all movement begins. A well-developed core allows for improved force output, increased neuromuscular efficiency, and decreased incidence of overuse injuries. A weak core can cause you to vulnerable to poor posture and injury.
- Plyometrics. Plyometrics are any exercise where the muscle is contracted eccentrically then immediately, concentrically. Put simply, the muscle is stretched (i.e. loaded) before it’s contracted. an honest example is ball horizontal twists and standing golf swings. consistent with a recent study published within the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s (NSCA) journal, amateur golfers significantly increased their driving distances after just eight weeks of strength training while incorporating plyometrics. Mean driving distance increased 4.3% for the combined training group, with mean clubhead speed increasing 1.5%.
Once you incorporate these 3 techniques into your exercise program, you’ll never be disgruntled about driving distance or power generation again.