With busy lives sometimes it’s not always possible to fit in a trip to the gym. Here are a few exercises you can do at home, with no equipment to help improve your golf game.
Single leg bridge
This exercises works on the strength in your legs. Start by lying on your back, knees bent and feet placed under your knees. Raise your right foot straight out in front of you and then push through the heel of the left leg to raise the hips up. You’re aiming to get the hips in a straight line with your shoulders and knees. Slowly lower back down. Do 12 on the left and right, twice through.
Plank hip dips
Here’s an exercise to develop strength down the side of the body and core. Starting 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 in front of a mirror to make sure the hips aren’t to high or to low putting pressure on the lower back. Keeping your heels together, drop your right hip down, return to the centre and then drop the left side down. Throughout the exercise try to keep the rest of the body as still as possible. Perform 12 on each side, twice through.
Squat jumps are programmed to increase the power in your legs. Start with feet hip width apart. Lower down into a squat position, keeping your chest tall and lowering in the legs. Then jump up as high as you can with a swing of your arms to help momentum. When landing make sure to soften your knees to help take some of the impact. Do 12 as high as you can, rest and then another 12.
A good stretch to open up through the upper body, which will help get more rotation in your swing. Lying on your left side, hips and knees bent at 90 degrees and stacked on top of each other. Put a cushion under your head if needed. Hold on to your right knee with your left hand to stop it rising up. Rotate your right hand up and over the body as far as you can. Hold the open position for 2 seconds, return and repeat 5 times. Turn over and do the same.