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Golf Exercise For More Distance

Simple Golf Exercise Tip For More Distance
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54 comments, sweet!

Comment by Buck Holloway Subscribed to comments via email
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September 25th, 2007 at 5:32 am

Mike,
While doing this exercise I find it more natural to rotate my wrists as I would in my golf swing. Am I missing some benefit by doing this?

 
Comment by Mike
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September 25th, 2007 at 5:37 am

That’s excellent!

 
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September 25th, 2007 at 5:44 am

[...] secret to longer drives is a stronger body specific to golf.  A simple golf exercise tip can make all the difference. Strengthening a phase of your golf swing with resistance will improve [...]

 
Comment by Dave Cushion
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September 25th, 2007 at 5:59 am

Mike,

The video is a great addition to this website. Well done and it looks like a good way to strengthen a weak part of my body.

Comment by Mike
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September 25th, 2007 at 6:38 am

Thanks Dave!

Comment by mikey
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April 9th, 2008 at 3:34 pm

in this exercise u stop the dumbbell at paralell in the ”follow through” position.would it be of greater benefit to go through full range of motion in the back and up parts of th exercise,

 
 
 
Comment by AJ Hawthorne Subscribed to comments via email
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September 25th, 2007 at 7:51 am

Mike I like the fact that you are strengthening muscles directly involved in the golf swing. I just hope that everyone realizes that pulling hard with the left hand in the golf swing promotes a slice without proper wrist rotation in the left hand.

It important to have a strong posterior delt, and I think we all can benefit form this Exercise.

Comment by Mike
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September 25th, 2007 at 8:24 am

Very valid point AJ! Strengthening different phases of the golf swing is one of the most effective, golf specific approaches to more distance. But remember…the golf swing is a rotation, not so much a pull. I’m sure I’ll open up a lot of different view points after having said that :).

 
 
Comment by Larry K.
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September 25th, 2007 at 8:09 am

Great tip, I’ll add it to my regimen and let you know what it does. Thanks!

Larry

Comment by Mike
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September 25th, 2007 at 8:24 am

It’s amazing how simple these exercises are and yet how they can add so much to your golf swing!

 
 
Comment by Bobby Valague Subscribed to comments via email
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September 25th, 2007 at 9:31 am

Mike,
This is a great exercise in addition to your DVD Exercises and Weight training for Intermediate golfers..With that DVD I have noticed a BIG difference in my drives! I measured a 325 drive last week! Now it’s just a driver and sand wedge to the greens.
Bobby Valague
San Antonio,Tx

Comment by Mike
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September 25th, 2007 at 9:55 am

That’s awesome Bobby! You might want to think of entering some local long drive contensts for fun!

 
 
Comment by Al
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September 25th, 2007 at 9:34 am

Great exercise Mike. As always, you’re helping golfers where they need it and promoting fitness at the same time. You are the fitness guru for golfers. Well done!

Comment by Mike
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September 25th, 2007 at 9:56 am

Thanks for the compliment! I just hope more golfers take notice of the importance of fitness and better golf!

 
 
Comment by Finn Hoydal
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September 25th, 2007 at 10:10 am

Greetings from Norway. Good exercise Mike. Simple, efficient and underatandable.

Thanks!
-Finn

 
Comment by Mike Jayjock
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September 25th, 2007 at 10:34 am

Mike this is great. I continually use your stretching for golf DVD and I am getting more limber all the time.

Many thanks.

Mike Jayjock

Comment by Mike
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September 25th, 2007 at 10:42 am

Hey Mike! That’s great! You might want to strongly consider improving your golf specific strength to go along with that newfound flexibility. The combination of both is deadly!

 
 
Comment by sactogolf Subscribed to comments via email
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September 25th, 2007 at 10:36 am

Great tip on backswing exercises (weight plus stretch). I will incorporate it into my work out. I have also recently started using a foam roller right before stretching on some of those same muscles and the release work seems to help.

Quick question, as I can’t figure out what to work on. I’ve been using your backswing arm stretch for quite a while. Yet, my front shoulder won’t get under my chin (like yours in the video) and therefore, my front arm has difficulty getting around and up without a serious bend.
Any advice on what muscles seem to be working or not working here.

Larry

Comment by Mike
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September 25th, 2007 at 10:44 am

Larry, it sounds like you need to work on your “core flexibility’. Doing the stretches in my golf training manual like the lying leg crossover, seated twist, etc. will loosen up your core to make a fuller backswing.

 
Comment by Bryn Subscribed to comments via email
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October 20th, 2007 at 3:56 am

Hi Larry
I also have a problem with my chin not passing over my left shoulder on the backswing. Although Mike’s core flexibility excercises now allow me to rotate further my shoulder pushes my chin to the right which means that I take my eye off the ball. I feel as though my neck rotation needs some specific excercises?

Have you any advice for us Mike?

Bryn

Comment by Mike
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October 20th, 2007 at 5:25 am

Yeah…you could do rotational stretches for your neck. Take your left hand on the left side of your chin and rotate to the right as far as you can go and hold for 15 seconds. Do the opposite to the left side. Repeat 2-3 daily. Should help a bit :smile: .

 
 
 
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September 25th, 2007 at 11:50 am

Mike,

Thanks for the helpful video you made. I really like how you emphasize the deliberate control of the weight as it is so easy for golfers to injure themselves in that position. I especially like how you follow it up with the backswing stretch, great idea! I highly recommend any golfers looking to add this exercise to their golf fitness routine do so. I use it with nearly all of my own golf clients. Thanks Mike.

-Bob

 
Comment by Jesus
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September 25th, 2007 at 1:14 pm

Simple and easy to do! Can definitely commit to this exercise on a steady basis. I have Mike’s Ultimate Golf Fitness Guide book but have been unable to commit to the entire program on a consistent basis due to my job. I love quick and efficient exercises such as the one illustrated in the streaming video, keep up the good work Mike.

 
Comment by Mike
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September 25th, 2007 at 8:18 pm

:)

 
Comment by Chad
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September 25th, 2007 at 9:12 pm

Great video Mike! I’m definitely going to start doing this exercise.

Comment by Mike
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September 26th, 2007 at 3:56 am

That’s great! Just remember as I say on the video, this is ONE of many simple in home golf exercises. Working one muscle group and skipping many others should not be your long-term approach, but definitely give that exercise a try!

 
 
Comment by Joe Lacy
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September 25th, 2007 at 9:33 pm

I like the idea for strengthening my golf swing. Last Thur. morning I saw your video on stretching, planning to order it that nignt. Unfortunately, I tangled with a dog with severe lacerations on my right wrist and was unable to get it on special. This past Sunday, I did get to the course and did the stretching. It helped a lot. I am 79 and need all the strength and stretching that I can get.
Joe San Antonio

Comment by Mike
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September 26th, 2007 at 3:57 am

I hope you’re doing okay. At 79 I’m impressed you realize and want to do something about your physical status. That’s awesome!

 
 
Comment by R Sphar
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September 26th, 2007 at 5:07 am

Mike,
Unable to view the video. All I have is a blank screen. Suggestions!!

Comment by Mike
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September 26th, 2007 at 5:24 am

We use a flash player, which is the most compatible player for a PC.

 
 
Comment by julio
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September 26th, 2007 at 1:11 pm

this is an excellent exercise!!!!!!

 
Comment by thomas reddy
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September 26th, 2007 at 4:48 pm

seems very simple can be done anywhere, even the back-swing stretch can be done in between holes, And there’s no hard work involved.
keep up the good work mike

Comment by Mike
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September 26th, 2007 at 5:00 pm

That’s how I’ve put all my golf exercise dvds together. In the home and easy :razz: !!

 
 
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September 26th, 2007 at 7:48 pm

Hi Mike! I know how important it is for strength training and stretching before actually playing the game of golf. I can certainly express my strong feelings that it really does help to have a good routine before hitting the ball; one might really do some damage to their muscles and ligaments causing extreme damage, perhaps for life. I, for one can emphasize that as I myself could have been in a wheelchair for the rest of my life if it were not for a good exercise and training program; it’s not to be neglected Mike, believe me my friend. BOTH before and AFTER Mike!! THXS! Larry. :-)

 
Comment by Mike
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September 26th, 2007 at 8:14 pm

Larry…don’t ever be shy in here :oops: ! Let it all hang out!!

 
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September 27th, 2007 at 10:34 am

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September 29th, 2007 at 2:57 pm

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Comment by Sean Subscribed to comments via email
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September 29th, 2007 at 6:57 pm

I’ve done similar exercises using cable crossover equipment. Free weights are great for isolation of those golf specific muscles. Keep these coming Mike. Great stuff.

Comment by Mike
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September 29th, 2007 at 7:05 pm

Sean…if a golfer has access to a gym, the cables are excellent for feeling that pull and constant tension on the muscle for great results :smile: ! My main goal has always been to come up with simple golf fitness programs golfers can do at home with very little equipment.

 
 
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October 14th, 2007 at 1:29 pm

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Comment by Ed
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October 16th, 2007 at 3:57 pm

Mike,

I am 73 years old, work out every other day, love to practice and play golf. I have a torn rotator cuff in my left shoulder. This exercise seems to help it. Do you have any other sugestions which might help my shoulder?

Thank you,
Ed

Comment by Mike Pedersen Golf
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October 16th, 2007 at 6:25 pm

Ed,

Just keep following along and I’m sure I’ll have something for your soon!

Mike

 
 
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October 23rd, 2007 at 11:05 am

MIKE, Sept. 26th, 2007 at 8:14 pm you wrote, : “Larry…don’t ever be shy in here :-( Let it all hang out!!!”

Mike, this was and is my first time replying to this golf format; next time I will try and be more relaxed. Iv’e also noticed that you have a lot of comments in this format. However, Mike…

Thank You Mike for your suggestions. THXS! LHM. :-)

 
Comment by Jane Berg Subscribed to comments via email
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December 7th, 2007 at 3:12 pm

Awesome exercise tip, Mike. Strength in the lead arm is very important as is flexibility. I do Pilates regularly to increase my flexibility which also lends to longer drive and iron shots.

 
Comment by Mike
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December 7th, 2007 at 3:42 pm

Thanks Jane :smile: . Pilates is awesome! Good job!

 
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Comment by wolfgang vierkant Subscribed to comments via email
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May 14th, 2008 at 8:36 am

What a clear description of an easy start for Golf-exercises. I hope it will help,because I had a bad operation on my left ankle which paralizes me for nearly 5 months. Now I will start to train my body again.
Thanks
Wolfgang

 
Comment by Mick Cummings Subscribed to comments via email
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December 18th, 2008 at 10:27 am

:razz:
Mike, fantastic exercise, I’ve just finished my first sets and I can’t wait to do more!!
I will be searching for your book…Ultimate Golf Fitness……Many thanks

 
Comment by Beenex
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June 1st, 2009 at 3:00 pm

This is a great and super cool video for exercise in golf . I really appreciate this . Its so clear and lucid that Anyone can understand easily .
Clearly ,one of the best golf video .

 
Comment by Jane Berg Subscribed to comments via email
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December 2nd, 2009 at 6:49 pm

Mike, just wanted to let you know that this exercise has also benefitted my bowling game as well. Love it! Thanks.

 
Comment by GORDO
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February 11th, 2011 at 7:06 pm

73″ TORN ROTATOR CUFF? rest is important. but lie on your back, lift 5 lbs free weight with left are straight up as high as it will go. Do this and soon your rotator cuff will feel better.

 
Comment by Frederick Berg Subscribed to comments via email
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December 31st, 2011 at 7:26 pm

What is this exercise called ???

 
Comment by Mike
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January 4th, 2012 at 10:45 am

Single arm lateral raise in golf posture :grin:

 
Comment by Frederick Berg Subscribed to comments via email
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January 7th, 2012 at 8:37 pm

Ok , thanks alot :grin: keep up the good work !!!

 

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