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The Best Golf Posture Exercise

by Coach Stephen on

The ability (or lack-thereof) to maintain ideal golf posture and spinal angle during the golf swing is the Achilles heel of so many golfers, and a constant headache for instructors worldwide.

This problem can have several causes, but in this video I will address the most common one: weakness of the postural muscles, especially those of the upper back.

As we’ve talked about many times, most people these days have a rounded upper back and shoulders that are forward and rotated inwards.

This severely restricts rotation of your trunk. In order to get any length at all on your back-swing, you must then “stand up”.

And there goes your golf posture and any chances of playing to your peak potential.

Here’s a simple exercise that will go a long way to solving this issue for you.

The Prone Cobra Exercise

In review:

Keep in mind that we are targeting the upper back muscles, NOT your low back. So if you feel stress in your lower back, you may be bringing your chest too high off the floor and/or you may need to squeeze your glutes tighter.

I prefer a 2 to 1 work to rest ratio. This means to start out with holding the Prone Cobra position for 30 seconds, then rest for 15 seconds.

Perform between 2-6 sets.

As you get stronger, extend the duration of your holds and reduce the number of sets. For example 1 min on/30 sec off for 3 sets.

The eventual goal is to be able to complete one single set of 3 minutes.

Use this exercise to improve your golf posture… And get after Old Man Par.

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