The Single Leg Stand Exercise is a great way to improve your balance for a more graceful and consistent golf swing.
The Single Leg Stand Exercise 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.
Figure 1. Single Leg Stand Exercise Video.
- Start by standing in perfect posture, your knees unlocked, your arms at your sides, and your shoulder blades back and down.
- As you raise your right arm, reaching towards the sky, slowly lift your left foot off the ground and place your left hand under your thigh near the knee.
- Stand tall and pull your knee up to hip-height at your side.
- Hold for 3 deep breaths, in and out.
- Slowly return to the starting position and repeat with the other leg.
- Repeat for the desired number of repetitions with each leg.
Maintain perfect posture, keeping your chest up and back straight throughout.
You should feel your standing foot and lower leg working to keep your balance.
For more of a challenge, try performing this exercise with your eyes closed.
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