Improve Your Golf Game with Kettlebell Workouts
Hit the Ball Further and Control the Club Path
You might say that kettlebells were made for golfers. The kettlebell has become internationally known for how it can improve hip and core strength which are two of the most important needs for golfers. Kettlebell Kings is covering kettlebell exercises that are designed to strengthen the muscles which help your golf game by hitting the ball further and having more control over the club path.
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Benefits of Kettlebell Exercises for Golfers
- Increased Fitness & Performance
- Increased Control Path/Swing
- Increased Distance
- Injury Prevention
Vitamin D and calcium help avoid osteoporosis, a common problem for golfers in the hip and lower-back regions. Studies now show that targeted strength training is one of the most effective ways to counter osteoporosis. Deadlifts, squats and shoulder presses significantly increase bone density which helps a golfer’s body endure the stress of repeated golf swings.
(A basic program of strengthening and stretching exercises produces a more powerful golf swing. In 1995 a study was done in which a small group of golfers performed 15 Nautilus exercises and six stretches, three days a week, for a period of eight weeks. At the completion of the training period, the participants recorded significant improvements in their golf driving power. Their maximum club head speed increased 6 percent (5 miles per hour), even though they did not practice golf during the two-month study period.)
Weight resistance exercises with kettlebells will improve your stability, range of movement, and control during a swing. These exercises will also help to increase strength to get a more powerful golf swing.
Areas for Golfers to Focus on with Kettlebell Exercises
Kettlebell Exercises/Movements for Golfers
- Single Arm Suitcase Deadlifts
- Single Leg Romanian Deadlift
- Goblet Squat
- Double Outside The Body Swing
Learn More About Improving Your Golf Game With Kettlebells!
Our instructor, Mike Salemi, is a Kettlebell Master of Sport and has been weight training his whole life. Mike went to the Titliest Performance Institute certification and completed his TPI certification which is designed to "teach professionals how to increase player performance through a deep understanding of how the body functions during the golf swing." 14 of the last 17 Major Championships were won by golf professionals advised by a TPI certified expert. Combining the knowledge taught at TPI certifications with Mike's already in depth knowledge of the body and lifting we have created an amazing series of posts, and an infographic below, designed to help improve your golf game as well as overall strength.
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This series will cover 5 different lifts designed to improve your game including:
- Core Exercises
- Lower Body Exercises
- Power Exercises
All taught by one of the top kettlebell athletes in North America!