Increase your Driving Distance with this Kettlebell workout
Kettlebells are training tools our Tampa personal trainers utilize frequently at our facility. Kettlebells can help users increase power output, core stability, grip strength, and more. We love using them at our South Tampa studio because they can be beneficial to all our clients regardless of fitness level. They are also extremely beneficial to the individuals in our South Tampa golf fitness program.
Several aspects of our golfers’ fitness that we focus on in our South Tampa golf fitness program are power production, grip strength, core control, and unilateral training. There are numerous kettlebell exercises you can do that can improve these fitness components. The following videos describe four specific Kettlebell exercises that golfers should do to improve their game.
Kettlebell Single Arm Row
Grab a single kettlebell and perform a hinge. Extend both arms and with the arm holding the kettlebell perform a low row. Make sure the opposite arm/shoulder do not rotate while performing the rows. Perform 5-10 reps with each arm. Brace core during the entire movement.
This movement enhances upper body strength, core stability, and hinge pattern.
Kettlebell Squat Curl
Grab a kettlebell with both hands and hold it tight to your chest. Perform a squat and once at the bottom of your squat, curl the kettlebell with both hands. Perform 5-10 reps and stand up.
This movement enhances ankle, knee & hip mobility, core stability, and upper body strength.
Kettlebell Walk Over Push Up
Place both hands on the handle of a heavy kettlebell and perform a push-up (the handle of the kettlebell should be in line with the bottom of your sternum). After completing a full push-up, place one hand off to the side and perform another push-up with only one hand on the kettlebell. After completing another push-up, return the hand that was on the ground back to the handle of the kettlebell and perform another push-up. Repeat this pattern until you complete 9-15 total push-ups.
This movement enhances upper body strength, core stability, and grip strength
Double Kettlebell Clean to Reverse Lunge
Place 2 kettlebells in between your feet and perform a double kettlebell clean. Once the kettlebells are in the proper “racked” by your shoulders, perform a reverse lunge a both sides. After the lunges place the kettlebells back on the floor and repeat the movement 5-10 tips.
This movement enhances power production, core stability, and glute strength (TPI calls glutes the “king of the swing”).
If you’re ready to experience how the kettlebells can improve your golf game, stop by our South Tampa personal training studio. Call 813-731-2901 to schedule your complimentary movement assessment and workout.