Blair O’Neal, a model and pro golfer, shared this workout with our readers and explains why she does these specific exercises to improve her strength, power, and performance both on and off the golf course. Check it out:
Dumbbell Side Lunges
Stand holding one dumbbell with both hands in front of your body. Starting with the right leg, lunge out to the right perpendicular to the direction you are facing. Lunge to a low, yet comfortable squat, before exploding back up to your original standing position. Move on to the left side. Remember to keep the dumbbell free hanging at all times in order to avoid your arms helping with the exercise. I recommend women do 2 to 3 sets of 10 to 12 reps and men do 3 to 4 sets of 8 to 10 reps.
BLAIR: The dumbbell side lunges help with power in the golf swing. The lateral exploding motion closely replicates what we do particularly off the tee and how we get our power from the lower body.