I have been doing a new workout with Zeena Dhalla- at Vertical Pilates Studio in Mission Viejo, Ca. I am blown away with the benefits I am seeing by her workout program using the CoreAlign® machine.
The 2 major muscles needed to create power and accuracy when hitting the ball are the glutes "the King" and the abs "the Queen" when discussing the bio mechanics of the golf swing. The CoreAlign® has a myriad of exercises designed to improve abdominal and glute strength to enhance your power. We work a lot on single leg exercises that engage the stabilizing muscles of the leg, and make sure that both legs have equal strength.
More obviously, the golf swing requires significant rotation of the spine. There are many variables that factor into hindering proper spinal rotation. Are you able to depress the scapula (pull the shoulders down)? Can you rotate using your trunk muscles and NOT your neck and shoulder muscles? The CoreAlign® can help! The majority of the exercises created on the CoreAlign® machine work to increase the stability and improve the mobility of the spine. These exercises can make a world of a difference in the ability to rotate and hit with power.
Zeena states, "The best way to see just how the CoreAlign® can help you is to try it. So far, our golf clients are impressed with how much easier they move through their swing and the ball just flies!" Contact Zeena: Email- email@example.com
Exercise of the Month: Hip Posture
Michelle demonstrates "Hip Posture". This exercise is excellent for increasing pelvis stability, and the strength of the gluteus muscles. Stand facing to the side, with one foot on the stable platform and the other foot on a cart loaded with heavy resistance. Bend over with a flat back into a comfortable squat position. Keep your weight on the inside leg as you straighten your outside leg away from the inside leg. Return the outside leg back underneath you, maintaining your hip position the entire time. Exhale as you push the cart away and really keep your abs tight through the whole exercise.