4 Rip Trainer Exercises That Will Help You Crush Your Next Drive
The TRX Rip Trainer is a piece of exercise equipment that our Tampa personal trainers utilize frequently at our facility. The Rip Trainer helps our clients increase rotational power, core stability, balance, coordination, and more. You’d find several rip trainers at our South Tampa studio because they are beneficial to all our clients regardless of fitness level. Individuals in our South Tampa golf fitness program use them often to help lower their handicap and increase driving distance.
Several aspects of our golfers’ fitness that we focus on in our South Tampa golf fitness program are power production, coordination, core control, and rotational strength. There are numerous rip trainer exercises you can do that can improve these fitness components. The following video highlights four specific rip trainer exercises that golfers should do to crush their next drive.
Stand perpendicular to the attachment point with your feet about hip width apart with an over/under grip on the rip trainer handle. Rotate the foot, hip, and arm closest to the attachment point towards the opposite wall while keeping the other leg still. Slowly rotate back to the starting position. Perform 5-10 reps on each side.
Broad Jump to Press
Setup in a square stance with your chest facing away from the attachment point. While holding the handle of the rip trainer tight to your chest perform a broad jump. Upon landing dynamically press the handle towards the wall in front of you. Step back to your starting position and perform 5-10 reps on each side.
Forward Lunge to Press with Rotation
Setup in a square stance with your chest facing away from the attachment point with the band of the rip trainer off your right side. Perform a forward lunge with your right leg while pressing the rip trainer handle forward. At the end of your lunge, rotate the handle to the right, then back to in front of your chest. Step back to return to starting position and complete 5 lunges with rotation on each side.
Side Facing Jumping Jack Press
Stand perpendicular to the attachment point with your feet about hip width apart. Dynamically press the rip trainer handle out and back while simultaneously moving your feet similar to a jumping jack. Make sure your torso does not rotate back towards the attachment point. Complete 5-10 jumping jack presses facing each direction.
These movements enhance upper body strength, core stability, and rotational power. Several of these movements should be performed in a quick and dynamic fashion.
If you’re ready to experience how the rip trainer can help you crush your next drive, stop by our South Tampa personal training studio. Call 813-731-2901 to schedule your complimentary movement assessment and workout.