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I really like these.
If you have a minute, read the caption included in the IG post, otherwise I'll summarize it below...
Many "golf fitness" exercises just toss rotation into a motor pattern without actually loading or benefitting the transverse plane.
The transverse plane is our rotational plane of movement. So, it's a pretty important one for golfers... but many don't give it the love, attention, and STRESS that it needs to create adaptations!
For example, the exercise shown below includes rotation, but it isn't really loading the transverse plane...
Exercises like this one can absolutely have a place in training, but just understand what it does and doesn't offer.
As golfers, we need to load the transverse plane, which this lunge pattern isn't, while the exercise I show in my IG above does!!
HOW TO COMPLETE IT
Step 1... Pick an AGGRESSIVELY LARGE weight or band
Step 2... Get into an athletic position perpendicular to the line of pull of the band/cable
Step 3... Using bent arms bring the band/cable to your midline
Step 4... Press the band/cable out to a straight arm position, staying on your midline
Step 5... HOLD ON FOR DEAR LIFE TRYING NOT TO LET IT ROTATE
You should pick a load that it is a GRIND to keep it from rotating your body.
I have 130 lbs on the cable stack shown above to give you a reference.
WHERE TO INCORPORATE IT
Throw it in to your training session wherever you want.
It can be a strength builder early in your session or more of a hypertrophic destroyer later in your workout.
Keep it super heavy no matter where it is and go with 3-5 sets of 3-5 reps per side.
Let's go low.