Here’s some basic exercises to help strengthen your glutes (thats your bum, gluteus maximus) and your core. These are probably two of the most important areas to strengthen for golfers. Not only to help improve posture, but also to hit the ball further but also reduce the risk of injury, particularly to the low back.
These exercises are great if you have limited experience with exercise and they can all be performed in the comfort of your own home (or at the gym).
Glutes (click HERE for a video of the exercises)
- Glute Bridge
- Donkey kicks
- Mini band walks (forwards/backwards and lateral)
- Bodyweight Squat
- Backwards Lunges
The exercises above include a mix of isolation exercises which really target all of the glute muscles and compound movements which will work the glutes in combination with other muscles too.
Core (Click HERE for a video of the exercises)
- Side Bridge
- Mountain Climbers
With these core exercises, you will notice 3 of the 5 require you to hold a position. These are perfect for learning static postures (just like whats needed in your golf set up). These exercises have mainly focused on the abs, obliques and low back.