The Oblique Crunch Exercise is a great way to develop stabilising strength and balance in your core for a more efficient golf swing.
The Oblique Crunch Exercise forms part of the Golf Stability series of innovative and dynamic exercises that will build stability in your joints and core for better consistency and ball-striking.
Figure 1. Oblique Crunch Exercise Video.
- Start on your hands and knees, knees hip-width apart, with your left hand behind your head and your elbow pulled back.
- Slowly rotate and crunch your torso to bring your left elbow under your body towards the outside of your right knee.
- Exhale, feeling a stretch in your back, and hold for 2 seconds.
- Slowly return to the stating position and then slowly rotate to your torso to the left, bringing your left elbow up and behind you as far as possible.
- Exhale, feeling a stretch in the front of your torso, and hold 2 seconds.
- Slowly return to the starting position and repeat for the desired number of repetitions.
- Repeat on the other side.
Start with a small range of motion and gradually increase the stretch each time.
Keep your core muscles engaged and your back flat throughout.
You should feel it working your core.
For more of a challenge, working your hip stability and balance at the same time, try the Oblique Crunch with Hip Extension Exercise.
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