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What Are Long Drive Golf Exercises

Long drive golf exercises can add up to 30 yards to your drives in a very short amount of time. It’s quite obvious to hit long golf drives you need to have power. Power is the equivalent of both strength and flexibility specific to your golf swing.

The key to implementing long drive golf exercises is to look at the main movement in your golf swing.

What is it?

Is it a lateral movement (side-to-side)? Is it a vertical movement (up and down)? I’ll stop the “twenty questions” and cut to the chase.

It’s a ROTATIONAL movement!

Golf is rotational! You make a backswing (rotate). And you make a downswing (rotate).

If this is the case…what strength and flexibility exercises should be done to maximize your long drives?

You guessed it – ROTATIONAL exercises!

Tip: Check the club head - before you buy a used golf club! An overused club will have a shiny spot on the head. If the club is overly worn, it will not produce the desired results as it comes into contact with the ball.

You don’t need to go to a gym and sweat for 2 hours a day. You don’t even need to spend much on equipment. All you need is you, a couple of pieces of affordable golf exercise equipment and a little creativity.

Tip: Make a friendly wager the next time you play a game of golf. Whether it is lunch or drinks, competing for more than just the best score will get everyone more excited about the game.

There are dozens and dozens of rotational strength and flexibility exercises you can do right in your home or office that will reap HUGE dividends on the course. In my 350 page Ultimate Golf Fitness Manual, I have pages and pages of these strength and stretching exercises for long drives.

Tip: Regardless of whether you are in a rush to make your tee time, try to squeeze in a few shots at the range before heading to the first tee. Those practice shots will help you get your game warmed up and you will play better.

I’m a firm believer in working the “total package” in regards to exercising all the major golf muscles in your body. Every golfer is different, and has unique needs (limitations) that should be addressed.

The major muscles involved with long drive golf exercises are the core muscles (first-and-foremost), the hamstrings, glutes and lower back muscles.

Tip: Stand a few feet behind the ball and locate where you're going to send it prior to addressing it. Factor in conditions like wind at this time.

The secondary (support) muscles for incorporating long drive golf exercises are the shoulder rotators, forearms (wrists), upper back (lats), and the hip girdle. These muscles are “icing-on-the-cake” muscles in regards to hitting power golf drives every time you step on the tee box.

This is not rocket-science, but you do need to make sure you are doing the correct exercises that will give you the biggest return on your investment.

I hope you have a better, initial understanding of long drive golf exercises.

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