The Seated Leg Curl on an Exercise Ball is a great way to improve your balance and muscle control for a more consistent golf swing.
The Seated Leg Curl on an Exercise Ball forms part of the Golf Balance series of innovative and dynamic exercises that will develop your balance and body awareness for improved consistency and ball-striking from any lie, and for a more efficient golf swing, enabling you to generate more power while maintaining a solid base of support.
This exercise requires an exercise ball, often referred to as a Swiss ball, and also known as a balance ball, fitness ball, gym ball, stability ball, physioball, Swedish ball, therapy ball, or yoga ball.
Figure 1. Seated Leg Curl on an Exercise Ball Video.
- Start by sitting on an exercise ball with your arms folded in front of your chest, your left foot on the floor and your right leg raised straight in front of you, parallel to the ground.
- Use your left leg to slowly roll forwards on the ball while keeping your hip, knee and foot in line with each other.
- Slowly roll back to the starting position.
- Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.
- Repeat on the other leg.
Keep your abdominal muscles engaged, your chest up and back flat.
You should feel it working your standing leg and hip.
For more of a challenge, try performing this exercise with your eyes closed.
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