Downward-facing dog is both a famous yoga posture and an impactful golf exercise. It’s benefits include: Ankle and calf flexibility for better balance and weight shift, especially on uneven lies. Shoulder strength and mobility for freedom in the rotational elements of the swing. Core engagement for greater power and stability. Overal strength, stamina, and conscious breathing […]
Always make sure to keep the hamstrings healthy and happy for golf. . .Practice this simple toe-touch forward bend to promote length in the back of the legs.**Avoid or modify if there is an injury Dodie Mazzuca is the author of “Golf Sutras: Lessons for Transforming the Mental Game with Yoga’s Inner Wisdom” and founder of […]
Revolved Half Moon (Sanskrit: Parivritta Arda Chandrasana)This multi-tasking posture challenges numerous physical elements that are required for an efficient and powerful golf swing: Balance Rotational mobility Core engagement Leg strength Joint alignment Most importantly. . .focus! Build this difficult posture into your golf fitness routine and enjoy it’s unlimited benefits. *Hold each side for 5-10 deep breaths. […]
Side Warrior II (Sanskrit: VIRAbhadrasana II) is one of the most famous yoga postures. As you can see, VIRA is a conjugation of VIRYA, our courageous “golf vitamin.” Side Warrior II promotes stronger legs, flexible external rotation of the hips, and improves balance. A valuable addition to both a golf fitness and mental fitness routine. Dodie […]
‘ An essential component for maintaining posture through impact and generating effortless power, make sure your golf fitness program includes a lot of side-bends. More importantly, increasing oblique stability (side abdominal muscles . . .aka: ‘love handles’) will keep your back safe, upper-body and lower-body in proper sequence, and add more distance to your drives . […]
Bird Dogs are a prominent golf-specific exercise for developing core strength and balance. Begin in cat/table position. Extend the right arm and the left leg. Make sure the core is engaged. Hold for 3-5 deep breaths and repeat on the other side. To make the posture more dynamic, bring the right elbow and left knee towards […]
Revolved Golf Warrior is a classic golf stretch, balance and strengthening posture for improving power in the golf swing. To make it more challenging, slowly add trunk rotation while holding the lower body steady. Revolved Golf Posture Stretch is a great addition to pre-round warm-ups. It can also serve as a technical drill to maintain correct posture […]
Try these simple but effective golf fitness exercises to improve your health and golf game: MOBILITY/FLEXIBILITY CORE STRENGTH BALANCE (*Modify or avoid if there is an injury) Dodie Mazzuca is the founder of Golf PROformance and teaches golf and Mindfulness for Golf programs in Santa Cruz, CA.