Similarity is one of the key components to consider when adding strength training to your fitness routine. It is critical that your movements in the exercise are ‘similar’ to you golf swing to gain maximum benefits.
This one particular exercise that is featured below focuses on an important muscle in the back of your lead shoulder. With this exercise, you can add yards to all the clubs in your bag over time.
How to perform the drill:
- Hold a dumbbell in your lead hand and get in your golf posture.
- Your palm should face your leg similar to when holding your club.
- Maintain golf posture and bring arm across body to a half backswing.
- Do not swing the weight. Feel like you are using your muscles to move it.
- Bring it back to the start and repeat for 3 sets of 12 reps.
- The weight of the dumbbell can range from 5-15 pounds as per your current fitness and strength level.
- Beginners should start around 3-5 pounds and work their way up
- Always go slow with new workouts.