GOLF EXERCISE TOOLBOX: Skater Broad Jumps
Talk about POWER!
This exercise will truly challenge your ability to create and absorb large amounts of power in the frontal plane as well as simultaneously working to lift your golf game!
WHAT IS A SKATER BROAD JUMP?
A skater broad jump is like a skater jump, but better.
It's a plyometric jumping exercise that will help you develop athletic qualities like velocity, power, and force production/absorption.
It will help teach you how to absorb large amounts of force, as well as create them!
HOW DO I COMPLETE THE SKATER BROAD JUMP?
Start by standing on your inside leg - inside being, if I am jumping to the right, my right leg would be the "inside" leg.
Then load into your outside leg by taking a subtle lateral jump into it (again, if I am jumping to the right, my left leg is being loaded).
To load your outside leg, bend/flex at the knee, hip, and ankle.
Proceed to explode out of that loading, violently extending at the knee, hip, and ankle, jumping laterally towards the inside leg.
Be sure to land on both legs and absorb the landing by bending your knees, hips, and ankles.
Stand up, and repeat this process moving back the other direction!