We all know core muscles are important in the golf swing to generate speed and power, but we also need core muscles to help us when we encounter those side and downhill lies on the golf course. These lies require a more stable base and more rotation through the ball than flat lies. Strengthening muscles will help us pull off these shots with more ease.
Get into a side plank position.
Push your hips up into the air while pulling your abdominal muscles in towards your tailbone.
As you hinge from your hips, keep your torso and legs straight, so that you form a pike position or look like a dolphin jumping out of the water.
Take your top arm and rotate in under your body for further rotation.
Return to the start position and repeat on the opposite side.
You can either do this exercise quickly and repeat motion on both sides for 8 to 10 repetitions or hold the position on each side for 10 to 15 seconds.
This exercise will target oblique, hip and shoulder muscles. This exercise will strengthen core muscles on both sides of the body to prevent muscles imbalances that cause injury.