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To Generate More Power in Your Golf Swing

To generate more power in your golf swing, you need to add more strength to your abdominal muscles and stabilise the muscles that support the spine. The large muscles in the hips, buttocks and back that generate power with the smaller muscles helping you maintain consitant contact and balance through your golf swing.

Here are some exercises that can help you strengthen these areas. Make sure you do the stretch first before attempting the exercises. Only go as far as your comfortable maximum for these stretches and exercises.

NOTE:These exercises are general exercises and do not target your individual problem areas. For more golf tips and advices as well as a complete analysis of your body and swing plus a personalalised fitness program customised to suite your individual needs, visit www.getfittogolf.com.au and become a member. Get Fit to Golf can help fix your swing.

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STRETCH

Sit on the floor with your right leg out straight in front of you. Cross your left leg over the right at the knee. Turn to look over your left shoulder, gently placing tension on the left knee with your right hand, as your left hand is placed on the floor behind your left buttock for support. Hold 15 to 20 seconds then release. Repeat 3 times. Then repeat to other side.


STRENGTHEN
a) Lay face down on the floor with your legs together and a 45 degree bend in your left knee, with your heal directed at the ceiling. Your toes should be flexed towards the knee. Your elbows must be bent and hands placed on the floor under your chin at all times. Contract your left buttock then with abdominal muscles contracted, gently raise the left leg 45 degrees from the floor and hold for 5 seconds. Repeat 10 to 12 times, then relax for 60 seconds then repeat the set of 10 to 12 reps two more times with the 60 second rest between the sets. I.e., 3 sets of 10 to 12 reps. Note: Keep the left side isolated.
Then repeat to other side.

Start position
Hold position

b) Lay on your right side with slight bend at the knee with the left leg out straight. Your hips should be stacked on top of each other. Hold the abdominals tight then gently raise your left leg 45 degrees and hold for 5 seconds. Do this 10 to 12 times then repeat 2 more sets. i.e.. 3 sets in total. Then repeat to other side.

Start position
Hold position

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