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16 exercises to make you a better golfer

February 2009
16. 1-arm, 2-leg deadlift (one set, six reps, each leg)

16. 1-ARM, 2-LEG DEADLIFT
(ONE SET, SIX REPS, EACH LEG)

Why it works: This is a great core-strengthening exercise that focuses on the hips and, to a lesser extent, the lower back. It helps train the muscles needed to use the ground as leverage for a powerful swing.
How to do it: Place a dumbbell (medium to heavy) on a short platform or the ground in front of you. Using one arm only, grab the dumbbell as you lower yourself into a squat position. You should feel it in your hips. Then stand up and repeat the movement while continuing to hold the weight. Remember to keep your back straight and your heels on the ground throughout the exercise. Switch arms, and repeat.
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