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What Are Long Drive Golf Exercises
by Mike Pedersen, CPT

Long drive golf exercises can add up to 30 yards to your drives in a very short amount of time. It's quite obvious to hit long golf drives you need to have power. Power is the equivalent of both strength and flexibility specific to your golf swing.

The key to implementing long drive golf exercises is to look at the main movement in your golf swing.

What is it?

Is it a lateral movement (side-to-side)? Is it a vertical movement (up and down)? I'll stop the "twenty questions" and cut to the chase.

It's a ROTATIONAL movement!

Golf is rotational! You make a backswing (rotate). And you make a downswing (rotate).

If this is the case...what strength and flexibility exercises should be done to maximize your long drives?

You guessed it - ROTATIONAL exercises!

You don't need to go to a gym and sweat for 2 hours a day. You don't even need to spend much on equipment. All you need is you, a couple of pieces of affordable golf exercise equipment and a little creativity.

There are dozens and dozens of rotational strength and flexibility exercises you can do right in your home or office that will reap HUGE dividends on the course. In my 350 page Ultimate Golf Fitness Manual, I have pages and pages of these strength and stretching exercises for long drives.

I'm a firm believer in working the "total package" in regards to exercising all the major golf muscles in your body. Every golfer is different, and has unique needs (limitations) that should be addressed.

The major muscles involved with long drive golf exercises are the core muscles (first-and-foremost), the hamstrings, glutes and lower back muscles.

The secondary (support) muscles for incorporating long drive golf exercises are the shoulder rotators, forearms (wrists), upper back (lats), and the hip girdle. These muscles are "icing-on-the-cake" muscles in regards to hitting power golf drives every time you step on the tee box.

This is not rocket-science, but you do need to make sure you are doing the correct exercises that will give you the biggest return on your investment.

I hope you have a better, initial understanding of long drive golf exercises.

About the author

Mike Pedersen is one of the top golf performance trainers in the country, author and founder of several cutting-edge online golf improvement sites. Take a look at his just released golf dvds and manual at his improve golf swing site - Perform Better Golf.


 

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