How to Train Golf Muscles: Lower Body
Long hitters have strong lower body without exception. They have strong quadriceps muscles (upper leg muscle) to hit the ball a long way.
The muscles of the lower body have an important role in your golf swing. You can try hitting balls with your driver while sitting on the chair. You'll quickly notice that you can't hit it very far at all like that.
So today, let's talk about the easiest way to train your lower body muscles.
The easiest way to train quadriceps muscles is to do squat exercise. Squat is called the king of exercises. In just short period of time, you can effectively train your quadriceps muscle.
How to Do Squats
In this exercise, we won't use any weight.
1. Spread your feet to shoulder-width
2. Bend from your hips
3. Flex your knees a bit
4. Put your hands behind your back or at your waist
5. Drop your body until your thighs reach parallel with the ground. You don't want to drop down any deeper than that.
6. As you bend your knees, you want to make sure your knees don't go past your toes (make sure your knees don't move too much forward.)
7. Do this for 30 reps
When doing squats, your form is very important to prevent injury. Before you drop down, make sure you bend your upper body from your hips and flex your knees a bit.
This will prevent you from moving your knees too far forward as you lower your body.
Also, you want to make sure you do this slowly. The speed is not the goal for this exercise.
If you feel like you can do more reps, do 2 sets every day.
You can also grab 2 or 3 golf clubs, put them behind your back against your shoulders and do some squats.
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