Fitness Friday: Two Great Exercises For Your Downswing

Golf Digest fitness editor Ron Kaspriske demonstrates two variations of an exercise that will improve synchronicity in your downswing and also add more power to your shots.

Released on 2/19/2015

Transcript

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So here are two variations of an exercise
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that will improve your synchronicity in your downswing,
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and also add a little more power to your shots.
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The idea is we want to get the lower body rotating
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ahead of the upper body as the club starts down.
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So this first exercise is to get into a push-up position
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on a bench, just like I am here.
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You want to keep your back as straight as you can.
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You don't want it to round.
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And then all I'm gonna ask you to do
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is pick a leg up and then turn it inwards
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toward the other side of the body.
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So it's up, and then in.
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Notice how I'm trying to keep my upper body
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nice and stable as I do that.
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And then of course you want to rotate
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in the other direction as well.
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So that's the first part of this exercise.
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Once you can master that,
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I suggest you grab a physioball,
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we'll move this bench out of the way,
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and do something very similar,
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except now you're gonna get into a plank position.
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Again, try to get your back nice and flat,
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and then, up and rotate.
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Up and rotate.
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And then if you get really good at that,
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you can start doing them fast.
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So it's up, up, up, up.
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Now you've got a great cardio exercise
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in addition to training that lower body
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to rotate ahead of the upper body.
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