Building fitness for golf doesn’t need to be the mysterious process it has become associated with. When generating power in your golf swing there is one strength exercise that stands above the rest.
Generating speed and power in the golf swing is the goal of almost every fitness program used by a golfer. Who doesn’t want to strike the ball further? In order to achieve faster club head speed and more powerful positions, you need to build one thing. Or rather two. Your legs. By building stronger legs, you can generate more ground force and in turn, more club head speed.
When building your leg strength, there is really one king of the exercise. The Squat. Variations include the back squat, the front squat and the goblet squat. When choosing the best of these variations for golf you need to consider the positions we aim to achieve in the golf swing. The back squat, with a barbell across your shoulders, behind your neck, requires more angle between your legs and torso than are required from a golfer. The front squat is better suited, with a more upright trunk and focus on positioning, than the back squat. Finally the goblet squat offers a perfect blend of strength and mobility.
The goblet squat, utilising a dumbbell or kettlebell held under the chin, builds strength in the legs whilst focusing on mobility and form over pure strength. The goblet squat also protects the back and hips from injury, ensuring you can spend more time on the course and less time in the rehab room!
Once you have developed this new found leg strength, you can begin to utilise training aids to teach you to power through your swing using your legs.
The Force Pedal
With 2 different thicknesses, firm (yellow) & soft (orange) The Force Pedal will help you train ground reaction force by developing new neuro-physiological patterns.
The Force Pedal is a unique training aid designed to help all golfers increase club head speed by training your body to use the ground properly. Ground reaction force is the secret to distance and direction. Train with the Force Pedal and learn how to use the ground to build force in your golf swing.
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BodiTrak generates a complete Pressure Mapping Picture of the pressure generated by your legs during your golf swing in all directions, Side to Side, Heel to Toe, Down and Up.
Adding a BodiTrak system to your routine swing will help you unlock a part of your game faster than you ever thought imaginable. Our patented pressure sensing technology, combined with the BodiTrak Golf App, will allow you to see the inner workings of your swing like never before.
An IoT-based smart wearable device, the SALTED Smart Insole improves posture with accurate data. SALTED Golf is a personalised smart golf coaching solution that will improve your driving distance. It analyses weight shift during a swing and explains the optimal personal swing balance.
SALTED aims to make “a healthier life” for everyone. SALTED’s goal is to suggest optimal solutions for all exercise and health related activities through our professional assessment of body balance based on foot pressure distribution data.