The T Push-Up Exercise is a great way to develop stabilising strength and control in your shoulders for a more efficient and consistent golf swing.
The T Push-Up 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. T Push-Up Exercise Video.
- Start in a prone position, with your elbows close to your sides, the palms of your hands flat on the floor underneath your shoulders, and your toes on the ground.
- Press up until your arms are straight, keeping your legs and back straight, forming a straight line from your ears to your ankles. This is the starting position.
- Slowly lower yourself until your chest is close to the floor, while keeping your elbows close to your sides.
- In one fluid movement, press back up as you balance on your right hand and turn your chest to face left, reaching for the sky with your left arm.
- Slowly return to the starting position and repeat on the other side.
- Repeat for the desired number of repetitions on each side.
Keep your abdominal muscles engaged, to stabilise your spine, and your back flat throughout the movement.
Keep your shoulder blades pulled down throughout (keep them away from your ears).
Keep your head in a neutral position.
Once you can perform this exercise easily, try it while holding a pair of dumbbells – use hexagonal dumbbells that won’t roll or slip under you.
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