Knowing how to make an effective golf swing is useless unless you are fit enough to do it. I believe you need good muscular strength, stability and coordination if you want to play this game well. That means hitting the gym.
Here I'm demonstrating six exercises that will make you stronger, activate the key muscles used in the swing, and train your nervous system to make them work together. Even though I retired from competitive play, I still do these exercises--and more--with my longtime trainer, Kai Fusser.
NOTE FROM KAI: No matter who I'm training, we focus on proper form. So perform these exercises slowly at first. If you find them too easy, you can add resistance with heavier weights, remove a stabilizing factor, or do them faster for a more difficult challenge. But again, proper form is essential. Do two or three sets of eight repetitions of each exercise (and in both directions when applicable).
For more exercises from Annika and Kai, go to kaifitnessforgolf.com.