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Weight Training for Women Golfers

Weight Training for Women Golfers

Don’t be deceived ladies, weight training isn’t just for bodybuilders and elite athletes. You’re not going to spontaneously sprout bulging and unsightly muscles, and you’re certainly never going to get too strong for golf.

The simple truth is that weight training and golf go hand-in-hand (Women’s Golf Journal).

With that in mind, here are a few basic exercises you can do off the course that will be sure to help improve your game and tighten your body.

 

Weight Training for Women Golfers

Push-ups

If you’ve never done any sort of weight training before, it’s perfectly fine to begin with body weight exercises. In fact, it will be better for your body.
Push ups are a great way to tone your chest, triceps, and back, all of which are needed for a strong and straight golf swing. Try first doing five repetitions three times, and then from there you can add more reps as your body gets stronger.

Squats

For the squat, plant your feet shoulder width apart with your knees facing forward. Bring your body down slowly until your hips are level with your knees, all the while keeping your back straight. Again, start with five repetitions three times and add more reps from there.

Planks

Finally, work on your core muscles. Rather than doing sit ups or crunches that tend to put stress on your neck and back, do planks. These are done by laying flat on your stomach with your legs straight. Then lift your body onto your elbows while keeping your body as straight as possible. Try to hold this position for 30 seconds, and then add more time as you improve.

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