The Band Chop (1 Arm, Half Kneeling) Exercise forms part of the Golf Strength and Endurance series of innovative and dynamic exercises that are designed to efficiently increase your stabilising strength – supporting proper body alignment, movement patterns, and energy transfer within the golf swing, and helping to prevent injuries.
This exercise requires a resistance band or tubing. Alternatively, you could use a cable machine.
- Start by kneeling on your left knee, your right leg out to the side, and holding a resistance band with your right hand that is anchored above you and to your right.
- Rotate your shoulders to the right.
- Pull the band to your chest and then push it down and away to your left as you rotate your chest to the left.
- Slowly return to the starting position.
- Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.
- Repeat in the same position but holding the band with your left hand, pulling it down and away to your left.
- Switch sides and repeat (with the band anchored above you and to your left).
That’s 4 sets of reps in total.
Initiate the movement with your hips, rotating them away from the resistance band.
Keep your chest up, your shoulder blades pulled back and down, and your abdominal muscles engaged throughout.
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