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How can plyometrics be added to a golf training program?

Plyometrics are an important part of an integrated sports training program to help develop lower body power. Plyometric exercises should be used only after a proper warm-up consisting of stretching and light cardio. When starting out, perform low intensity plyometric exercises (small jumps) and focus on proper landing mechanics and ideal posture. A squat jump with stabilization is a good exercise to start with. When performing this exercise hold the landing for 3-5 seconds and check your posture each time. Your feet and knees should be pointing straight ahead. Next, perform plyometric exercises with a slightly faster tempo rather than holding the landing. Squat jumps or tuck jumps are ideal plyometric exercises for the intermediate-level exerciser. Once you have mastered plyometric exercises with a moderate tempo, your last step is to perform plyometric exercises such as an ice skater as fast as can be controlled. These exercises are typically performed prior to resistance training to maximize safety and effectiveness.

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