What are some lower-extremity plyometric activities for golfers?

Front Squat with Weighted Club or Bar

  1. Stand with legs about shoulder-width apart and feet pointed straight ahead. Hold a club/bar across your chest with arms crossed to support the bar.
  2. Pull in belly-button towards spine to activate core and concentrate flexing gluteals (buttocks)
  3. Keep knees in line with toes before jumping and on landing.
  4. Lower into squat position, chair height, maintaining proper alignment.
  5. Jump up as high as possible while maintaining body control.
  6. Land back SOFTLY in the starting squat position. As soon as you land SOFTLY, immediately repeat.
To help develop optimal stability, strength, and power in the lower body, golfers may benefit from plyometric exercises such as side-to-side hops, box jumps, power step-ups, jump with rotation, or bounding drills. All of these exercises can be done with both legs or single-leg. For more advanced athletes, box jump downs with countermovement squat jumps can help increase leg power.

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