To improve your power, golf exercises can be very simple in nature, and require minimal equipment in your home. NO gym required so you can put away your soap-on-a-rope!
You see...to improve the power in your golf swing, you need to look at the mechanics of the golf swing that create the power.
Your power golf swing comes from your core
It's not swinging the club as hard as you can with just your arms! It's not your legs driving your body through the swing! And it's not swinging some funky 50 inch shaft with a 600cc titanium head either.
It's a "no-brainer!"
Your core area is the motor to your swing. When your core is stiff and under-developed, it will be almost impossible for you to have power in your drives. This is "straight-to-the-heart" statement...but a true one!
The modern power golf swing is one of being "connected" with your upper body. Not letting your letting your arms get separated from your body. Rotating your upper body as a whole, over a somewhat stable lower body will produce maximum power at impact.
Core strength exercises are what need to be done
So the perfect core exercise for golf movments incorporating involve rotational movements with resistance in your core area is the the solution you've been looking for! The are many exercises you can do that will dramatically improve your driving distance and power...and no gym required!
A simple exercise for power in your golf swing involving your core area is the Seated Twist w/Dumbbell ( or medicine ball):
(1)Sit upright in your chair (or on a stability as shown).
(2)Hold single dumbbell straight out from chest with arms fully extended.
(3)While keeping your head focused straight ahead, rotate your arms to the right, then to the left as far as you can go both ways.
(4)Do this non-stop for 20 total rotations.
(5)Pause for 15 seconds and repeat 2 more times.
It's really as simple as it sounds.
At first you will feel very restricted in your midsection. That's a sign of how limited your rotational flexibility really is. But do this exercise daily and you will see improvement quickly.
The next time you step out onto the course, you'll have a sense of being able to turn more powerfully on both your backswing and follow through, resulting in more distance.
Use a weighted golf club or a hand weight.
Doesn't matter what you use, as long as it is up to 5 pounds in weight and you can handle it easily in both hands. If you're already in good shape go for 10-15 pounds and increase your rate of speed. This will both improve your fast-twitch core muscles and also your range of motion for a bigger backswing and a complete follow through.
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Mike Pedersen is the creator of the "Power Golf Training Online Membership - What Every Golfer Should Know About How To Hit Longer Drives And Play Pain-Free Golf", and has taught thousands of golfers how to add up to 40 yards to their drives.