It is no secret that most of male and female tour players who want to play their best golf, do golf weight training exercises. But it’s not kind of grueling, sweating stuff you’re thinking about.
There is a HUGE misconception of what and how this type of program should be done. It does not take going into a gym and lifting heavy weights; nor does it take a 2-3 hour daily commitment.
I have seen many “so-called” golf weight training programs, books, and videos etc that do in fact show golfer in gym and on machines. Sitting on a machine, isolating one muscle group is not golf-specific or sport-specific for that matter.
Golf is a dynamic movement done on your feet. Sitting in a machine in a “controlled” environment will not improve your swing.
The golf swing incorporates most of muscles of body in a sequential motion. I hope you can now see sitting in a machine won’t improve that.
So what truly is a ‘golf-specific’ program?
For starters, doing a lot of exercise ‘on your feet’ and in your golf posture will help. The more you can get in your posture and strength train, quicker benefit to your game.
Golf also involves balance and stabilization. To improve this takes a concentrated effort on core work and exercises involving balance (such as one-legged exercises).
The more popular golf-exercises are done on a stability ball; using exercise tubing; handweights; and even weighted medicine balls.
This allows you to do many dynamic movements similar to your golf swing, directly relating to more power, distance and accuracy.