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The majority of core work is performed either horizontally (prone and supine), sitting or kneeling. After speaking with some people much smarter than me, namely Mark Bull (UK based Bio Mechanist), I have been wondering whether we are missing a key opportunity to get some really important work done by not performing more core exercises in a standing position.
In this article, I’m going to talk about an exercise modality and tools created by a company called GravityFit. I have been incorporating their techniques, combined with more traditional strength and conditioning movements, more and more often into my day-to-day training of golfers.
Most of what is touted as “golf fitness” just doesn’t do the basics right. It doesn’t pay due diligence to the fundamentals, and often goes straight for the low-hanging fruit of rotational speed and power.
Rotation is a buzz word that gets used a lot when talking about the golf swing. And it should. Golf is a rotary sport that requires us to turn the body in order to generate power in the action of hitting the ball.