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The Deadlift for Golf Performance (Part 2: Enter, The Deadlift)

The Deadlift for Golf Performance (Part 2: Enter, The Deadlift)

 

To most people, the deadlift (DL) is a classic strength builder for the posterior chain (glutes, hamstrings, and back). But, there is much more than that going on. You will improve grip strength which is important for rotator cuff health/function. The deadlift will protect your back because it will teach you how to maintain spinal integrity as you hinge from the hips and pick up a dead weight from the floor. The deadlift will reinforce your ability to pack your shoulders by using your lats, which builds shoulder stability. The DL will open your thoracic spine and hip flexors, so you can make a better turn in your golf swing and protect your lower back. The deadlift will teach you to hinge from the hips, making your golf posture strong and balanced. The deadlift will build abdominal and glute strength to get you more powerfully connected to the ground in your golf swing and giving you the hip strength you need to pound the ball harder.

Deadlift for Golf Performance (Part 1): Mobility, Stability, and Your Hip Hinge.

Deadlift for Golf Performance (Part 1): Mobility, Stability, and Your Hip Hinge.
The deadlift and the golf swing are built on the hip hinging pattern. In this 3 part tutorial there are progressions to take you from the beginning of not knowing how to hinge, to the Single-leg Deadlift. The Single-leg Deadlift "The King of Golf Lifts" is a hip hinging variation that restores symmetry, builds incredible “core” strength, improves flexibility, increases grip strength, and helps you create more powerful rotation.

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