Randall: Posture set-up activation

ACTIVATING the upper back and glutes is crucial for allowing the body to have correct posture in the golf swing.

THERE are two key areas of the body in terms of your set up posture: the upper back and the glutes.

Before we hit off in any round of golf we want to activate these areas and get them ready to play and I have a simple drill that lets us do that quite quickly.

For this exercise we'll need a knee band and a Ramsey Posture belt or, if you don't have a posture belt, you can use some flexible tubing.

We put the knee band just above the knees and push outwards to keep it in place then with the tubing we put our arms out with our elbows tucked in.

Now get into your address position and we can start activating.

We do this by pulsing with the hands, making small circular motions to get the upper back muscles engaged and then with the legs we add some stomping which gets the glutes going.

The faster and more intense you make this drill the more good you will get from it. I recommend doing 30 to 60 seconds two or three times before you go out.


Nick RandallNick Randall is a qualified Strength and Conditioning Coach, Presenter, Rehab Expert and Therapist.

Nick is now based in Florida working with a number of professionals on multiple tours and is also contracted by Golf Australia as an International Consultant.

His business - Golf Fit Pro - is based in Brisbane, Queensland, where his multi disciplinary team of staff train and treat golfers at a private facility in the suburb of Milton.

He also has a range of online services including the world leading golf fitness app "Golf Fit Pro". Click here for more info.

Nick's passion for golf started at age 13 and quickly developed into a complete obsession that only seems to be getting stronger with age.

He began his strong interest in fitness aged 20, pursued the relevant qualifications, decided to mix his two passions to form a career in 2010 and hasn't looked back!

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