DUMBBELL SHOT PUT
PURPOSE: Trains the lower body to initiate the downswing and provide acceleration. Also improves balance, control and body rotation during the swing.
HOW TO: Hold a light dumbbell at shoulder height, and rotate your shoulders to the right, loading your weight on that side as if you were making a backswing. Now straighten your legs, and initiate a body rotation of 90 degrees in the sequence of hips, torso, shoulders and finally arms as you extend the dumbbell. Complete the movement by simulating your swing's finish position. Your weight should be supported by your left leg.
NOTES: Keep your abdomen muscles engaged throughout the movement.