Wood Chop exercise with Lam Chih Bing

Wed 02 Oct 2013

Wood Chop exercise with Lam Chih Bing

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Many golfers dream of having a ‘perfect’ golf swing. Some golfers are naturally talented and many need to work hard on achieving that goal. Constant practice at the driving range helps with your swing but in this new era of golf, many top players are now concentrating on their fitness to gain the extra edge in their game.
One of the most common mistakes by amateur golfers is their lower body tends to move during the rotation of the swing. This causes the golfer to lose balance, distance and also accuracy.
To help remedy and ensure that I have a more stable mid-core during my swing, I do the ‘wood chop’ exercise.
First step – Keep your legs apart and your hands straight. You must remember that the lower body must not move during the exercise.
Second step – From a low angle, shift your upper body strength to the mid-core and finish off at a high angle. Notice how similar it is to a golf swing?
Third step – It doesn’t matter if you are right or left handed. You must REPEAT the sequence on both sides.
Benefits: Most golfers move their hips when they swing so this exercise keeps the hips and pelvis stable as you rotate during the swing.
Suggested reps: Three sets, 10 reps per side.
Chih Bing Wood Chop step 1 First Step
Chih Bing Wood Chop step 2 Second Step
 
 
 
 
 
 
Third Step Third Step