Strength Training for Golfers

Strength training for golfers under a tree

Golfers are always seeking to improve their game by going to the driving range or taking lessons. Strength training for golfers is overlooked by most people at the amateur level even though it is one of the most important and necessary things to work on!

Without the proper foundation of strength to swing the club, how can anyone expect to drive a ball further when the body requires a high level of rotational strength.

Golf Strength Training Research

According to Titleist Performance Institute (TPI), some of the most common swing limitations amateur golfers have are:

  • Loss of Posture (64.3%) – any significant alteration from the body’s original set up angles during the golf swing
  • Flat Shoulder Plane (45.2%) – when the shoulders turn on a more horizontal plane than the axis of the original spine angle
  • Early Extension (64.3%) – when the hips and spine start to go into extension or straighten up too early on the downswing
  • Casting/Early Release/Scooping (55.9%) – any premature release of the wrist angles during the downswing and through impact
  • Over-the-Top (43.5%) – when the club is thrown outside of the intended swing plane with the club head approaching the ball in an out-to-in motion.

Golf swing technique can easily contribute to these statistics, but some physical reasons may also play a part. These include:

  • Inability to separate the upper and lower body
  • Inadequate core stability
  • Lack of shoulder and hip flexibility, mobility, and/or stability
  • Lack of thoracic spine mobility
  • Limited Wrist flexibility
  • Lack of glute and/or abdominal strength
  • Limited overhead deep squat.

TRX for Golf

The TRX can offer golfers the opportunity that most other golfing apparatus can not achieve, the chance to improve your health and your game with the one device. After the TRX arrived has been a notable trend for pro and amateur golfers selecting the TRX for training and injury prevention.

Building Rotational Strength

Golf relies on the rotation of your body to deliver strength and power from the ground, to your core, and most importantly, to the ball.

Training with a suspension trainer increases your stability in the lower spine and also optimizes mobility and power in your hips and upper spine. The result is a vast improvement to swing smoothly.

strength training for golfers guide
The TRX website has many great resources

In addition, TRX has recently released a free resource for golfers to improve their swing.
TRX outlines on this resource that with the TRX suspension trainer you can:

  1. Build rotational strength for a more effortless swing
  2. Increase your flexibility and mobility for a greater range of motion
  3. Improve your endurance to keep you strong until the last hole
  4. Learn to generate power from your core for a more consistent game.

What could be more perfect underneath your tree than our highest rated suspension trainer.

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