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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.
Front Squat with Weighted Club or Bar
- 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.
- Pull in belly-button towards spine to activate core and concentrate flexing gluteals (buttocks)
- Keep knees in line with toes before jumping and on landing.
- Lower into squat position, chair height, maintaining proper alignment.
- Jump up as high as possible while maintaining body control.
- Land back SOFTLY in the starting squat position. As soon as you land SOFTLY, immediately repeat.
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