The Best Exercises for Increased Hip Mobility in Golfers
Hip mobility is important.
The hips are the bridge between the lower body and trunk.
They help move the pelvis, which is directly connected to the spine.
Basically, it's all connected, and if your hips aren't moving like they should be, we could run into issues up and down the chain.
The Hips and Your Golf Swing!
In order to coil and load the golf swing, we need the trail hip to move into large amounts of internal rotation - while stabilizing!
In order to uncoil the golf swing and create power, we need to be able to externally rotate our lead hip and dissociate our pelvis from our upper body.
To stop our golf swing, our front hip moves into large amounts of internal rotation - while stabilizing!
If limited we could see greater loads being placed north or south of the hips, and this uneven distribution of force could create longevity issues.
Moral of the story, let's make sure our hips are moving and grooving as needed.
Below are three exercises you should be using to strengthen and mobilize your hips...
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EXERCISE #1 - RFE Split Squats
Were you expecting some fancy, convoluted bodyweight exercise