Good posture is essential for an efficient golf swing. I have posted before about posture and you can find the links at the bottom of this post.
This particular video is about how to improve your golf set up, the right way. And what I mean by this, is that trying to get into good posture can add tension to certain areas of the body and/or muscles. Tension can limit our ability to movement freely and efficiently.
In particular, I talk about tension on the upper back and back in general (as this is one of the most common mistakes I see) and also the hamstrings.
Here’s some of the exercises I recommend trying (all which can be performed at home with no equipment) to help improve posture, the right way. Of course, in addition to these, it is important to be conscious of your posture throughout the day, as sitting and standing posture during work and daily tasks will have a big influence on your golf set up and the effectiveness of these exercises.
- Cat Dogs – spine mobility and awareness
- Cobra – upper back and shoulder blades strength/stability
- Side Bridge/Side Plank – core stability
- Deadlift (golf club only) – hip hinge movement
- No Monies – shoulder mobility and shoulder blade strength/stability
- Push Up Plus – shoulder blade control, awareness and stability
- Plank – core stability, shoulder blade stability
These exercises will help you get into a good set up position without adding additional tension.