Exercises for Golf Part 1 – Seated Shoulder Turn

Peter Sharp demonstrates the seated shoulder turn which is the first video in the golf exercise series.

Full Video Transcript

Hi. My name is Peter Sharp from St Leonards Physiotherapy. I’m doing a series of videos on exercises for golf, and what we are looking at is trying to improve your golf swing and also to reduce the risk of injury. So, we are gonna get through a series of different exercises. What we wanna start with is the turn of your shoulders or your thoracic turn.

And the key point with that is that when you’re hitting a golf ball, your shoulder should turn to 90 degrees and your hips should only turn to 30 degrees. So that means you need to get about 60 degrees of rotation through your upper back. All right. And a lot of people don’t have that, and that’s why they put too much pressure onto your lower back. All right.

So the first exercise I wanna show you is a very simple way of improving the turn of your upper back. So what you need to do is to just get a stick like a broom handle, and sitting on a ball is good or even just a chair. All right. What you wanna try and do is put the stick behind your shoulders holding on underneath, and basically just tryin’ to turn your upper body without twisting your hips. So you’re keeping your hips still, turn to the right, and then twisting around, turn to the left. All right. And that’s the first way of improving your thoracic or your shoulder turn. All right. So just have a try of that, and then in the other videos moving forward, I’ll show you some more advanced ways of doing that. Thank you.

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