I hope you read the blog from last week talking about how being able to control your body better will help your golf game because you will be more aware of how your body moves.
Now, after last week's blog I also told you I would be showing you a workout you can do that will help you understand how control can be applied to your training.
Without further ado...
Here are 3 moves to perform as a small circuit. These are great as a full body warm up. Remember will all the exercises in this workout you must maintain a steady pace of movement. Moving too fast will cause you to lose control.
For the Shoulder Tap Plank perform 8 reps on each arm. For the Bear Crawl go about 10 feet forward and backward. And for the Standing Pallof Press Hold, hold for 20 seconds on each side.
Now that our body is primed and ready to go, we can get into the meat of the workout. You should also have noticed how hard truly having control can be. For the next 2 exercises perform 3 rounds as a small circuit. Do 5 reps on each side of the Kettlebell Bottoms Up Reverse Lunge and 8 reps on each side of the Single Leg Cable Row.
Next we will do another small circuit of 2 exercises. Perform 3 rounds of this circuit. For the Physioball Single Arm Chest Press do 10 reps on each arm. For the Single Leg T-Balance perform 4 reps on each leg.
If you've done the workout correctly your body should be exhausted. This is a very neural workout. By that I mean it takes a lot of brain power to truly maintain control throughout. You may need to take more rest between circuits or you may need to lower the weight.
Remember sometimes increasing the amount of neural activity during a workout can increase your strength overall. Find new ways to challenge yourself and have fun exercising.
Workouts like this show you don't always have to lift the most weight, and trust me that's hard for me to do sometimes. I'm just a big meat head at heart!