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Deadlift for Golf Performance Part 3: The Single-Leg Deadlift, ‘King of Golf Lifts’

Deadlift for Golf Performance Part 3: The Single-Leg Deadlift, ‘King of Golf Lifts’
One of the great benefits of the SLD is its power to restore left and right symmetry. This is an important benefit to our asymmetrical force producing golfer. The tour players have to assume the risk of making thousands of swings in one direction each week. Developing the musculoskeletal asymmetries that come with being a professional golfer is just part of the deal. Of course tour players work to have less of a glaring asymmetry in their mobility and flexibility, but it is going to happen and it can expose them to a higher risk of injury over time. For us amateurs, it is a good idea to restore symmetry to our bodies in our golf training. We are not tour players and we want to feel good when we play and avoid injury. Golf is a lifelong endeavor, you can enjoy the game for a lifetime, and if you move well you can enjoy the game even more.

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.