Tom: Hey everybody, I'm Tom Parsons with parsonsgolfperformance.com.
Today we're looking at kettle bells, and some of the fun things that you can do to help your golf game.
It may not have to be golf specific, but it's definitely gonna help out with the core.
So, hopefully you've already done a little bit of a warmup.
I have a 15 pound kettle bell, so nothing too crazy, and what were gonna do is we're gonna start with some swivel jumps.
We're gonna brace and hold this to the front and we're gonna jump, and, as we jump, we're twisting those hips.
So we're over to here, and you're just going side to side and you can tell I want this upper body nice and still, and as I land you can see my stripes on my pants, and we're just going forward and back, okay?
Build up to that set number you want, but it's also gonna help out with the cardio.
One of the things a lot of the golfers sort of miss out on.
Whenever we're finished with there, we're gonna look at separation with the upper body.
So now we're holding this out in front ...
and we're just gonna turn.
Now, as we're doing this, we don't wanna just turn with the arms.
I want you to just sort of assume that golf posture, brace with that stomach and really make sure that it's doing all of the work.
So, if I had buttons on my shirt, as I turn, it's going wherever those buttons are, okay?
The faster you go, and the more you brace with that core, the better workout we're gonna get; Both with those abs, feeling those obliques, go to the side, as well as in that back ...
So, we've gone through, worked that lower body, worked this upper.
Now we wanna work and just do a traditional kettlebell swing, which is gonna be great for all the golfers, for this low back, make sure that it's staying nice and straight.
We're going out, loading into the glutes, coming up, fire and squeeze those glutes ...
We'll just go through and go to there ...
The last one we're gonna do is gonna be a one armed kettlebell snatch.
This is gonna help out with that power, so, bending over, have this roughly half-way down, coming up, and going up over the head.
So, again, we're squat down, have our knees in place but sticking out, really important.
Pay attention to this lower back.
We're then going to almost do a jump, stand up, as that's happening, the weight should be coming up, and we want to produce enough power and force, that as it's up high, it should feel weightless.
So I'm not having to do anything with that shoulder as I'm getting up there.
When you go through, same thing on the other side.
So, big things: start light, get creative with the workouts, do anything and everything you can to work as many different planes of motion as you can, work on stabilizing that midsection, get that lower body moving, upper body moving, really help out, build up some strength and power for that golf game, help you start playing better.