Exercise of the Week- Lying Swiss Ball Raises
- For this week’s movement I wanted to address the core with the Swiss ball leg Raises. The movements targets the iliopsoas (the anterior hip flexors). Since the abdominal muscles are used isometrically to stabilize the body during the motion, regular leg raises are also often used to strengthen the rectus abdomen muscles and the internal and external oblique muscles. The exercise is an intensive movement that can help improve pelvic and thoracic stability while performing a golf swing. This also helps in maintaining your speed and power through the impact of your swing.
How it applies to your golf swing:
- The core is a major area of the human kinetic chain and it’s important that it holds its ground during the event of the golf swing; many of us need an extra hand in this department.
- Lay face up on a mat with your legs straight and Swiss ball squeezed between your ankles.
- Raise you head and shoulders slightly off the floor and keep your arms out to your side with your palms facing down.
- Engage yours abs, squeeze the ball with your ankles as you lift your legs to about a 45 degree angle.
- Then slowly lower the ball until your lightly touching the floor .
Hope you guys enjoy!