GLUTE ACTIVATION/STRENGTH WORKS FOR GOLF TOO! Exercises that help strengthen the glutes are important to a great golf swing as well as to strong running. The GLUTES are referred to as "KING"
or "NO.1" in importance to golf. Why ? "The gluteus maximus is the main creator of hip extension, which allows you to drive your legs into the ground, in essence supplying your swing with energy," says Craig Davies, fitness trainer, in a Golf Digest™ article (link below).
"In addition, the gluteus medius and minimus help stabilize the leg to the pelvis when making a lateral move toward the target. This allows energy to be transferred from your legs to your core." Strong gluteal muscles allow the torso and shoulders to turn properly, without swaying or sliding, which make hitting the ball solidly more difficult. Keep this in mind as you train this winter and look forward to SPRING.
You can improve in BOTH SPORTS.
The RESOURCES page has a link to lower body exercises from Runners World™ with a video; the RESISTANCE BAND SQUARES WALK and the HIP EXTENSION with heels are VERY SIMILAR to those in the strongergolf.com video.
http://strongergolf.org/tag/glutes/ (has a video of exercises)
http://www.golfdigest.com/story/fitness-friday-build-your-own (video not active)
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