While most people think of Tiger Woods as a leader in golf's fitness movement, he wasn't alone. Annika Sorenstam was hitting the gym just as hard, if not harder, at the turn of the century. Her workouts were legendary including doing things such as dips with a barbell plate hanging from her waist. Yikes.
Annika retired from professional golf at the end of 2008, but she hasn't given up on working out. "I still get to the gym whenever I can," she said. "Use it or lose it."
Annika and her longtime fitness trainer Kai Fusser recently assisted us in providing amateur golfers with a good foundation for a golf workout. Annika demonstrated six exercises that will help train the muscles and nervous system to work in harmony when you swing the club.
Ron Kaspriske is the fitness editor for Golf Digest*
(Photos by Stephen Szurlej )