You’re looking at LPGA Tour pro Ryann O’Toole, 27, who routinely performs this exercise—a jumping split squat with a twist—at her gym in Orlando. “It’s a power exercise,” says trainer Ben Shear (@ben_shear), a Golf Digest fitness advisor. “It will improve the stability, coordination and speed of your swing. That means longer—and straighter—shots.”
Start in a split stance, holding a medicine ball by the hip of your lead leg.
Jump straight up, alternating the position of your legs while in the air. At the same time, rotate your upper body so the ball moves down by the hip of the other leg.
Land on both feet at the same time, with your shoulders supported by your hips. The knee of your lead leg should be above the foot, not out in front of it.
Ron Kaspriske is the fitness editor of Golf Digest.
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