Due to the current Covid 19 crisis, Women & Golf thought we would share a few exercises that you can do at home over the isolation period to help improve your game for when you are back on the course.
With Becky Scott
SINGLE LEG BRIDGE
This exercise will help to build strength in your legs. Begin by lying on your back, knees bent and feet placed under your knees.
Raise your left foot straight out in front of you and then push through the heel of your right foot to raise your hips up. You’re aiming to get your hips in a straight line with your shoulders and knees. Slowly lower back down. Perform 12 on the left and right, twice through.
PLANK HIP DIP
Here’s an exercise to develop strength down the side of your body and core. Begin in a plank position with elbows straight under your shoulders, hips level with shoulders and knees, and weight on your toes. It’s best to perform this exercise in front of a mirror to ensure your hips aren’t too high or too low, putting pressure on your lower back.
Keeping your heels together, drop your left hip down, return to the centre and then drop your right hip down. Throughout the exercise try to keep the rest of your body as still as possible. Perform 12 on each side, twice through.
Squat jumps are programmed to increase the power in your legs. Begin with your feet hip width apart. Lower down into a squat position, keeping your chest tall.
Jump up as high as you can with a swing of your arms to help momentum. When landing, ensure you soften your knees to help take some of the impact. Repeat 12 times as high as you can, rest, and then another 12.
This is a good stretch to open up your upper body to help generate more rotation in your swing. Lying on your left side, keep your hips and knees bent at 90 degrees and stacked on top of each other. Put a cushion under your head if needed.
Hold onto your right knee with your left hand to stop it rising up. Rotate your right hand up and over your body as far as you can. Hold the open position for 2 seconds, return and repeat 5 times. Turn over and repeat on the other side.
To really boost your golf game through exercise, contact Becky Scott via rsperformancetraining.co.uk