By Kiel Christianson
I don't know if all golfers are athletes, but I know that elite players are. And I also know that the fitness trailer is to the PGA Tour today what the clubhouse bar used to be for the Tour in the 1950s.
How can a 165-pound kid hit a 300-yard drive or a 190-yard 7-iron? It's because he's taut as a supertanker mooring rope.
One of the surest ways to build power in your swing is to increase core strength, which also improves stability, allowing you to swing harder without losing control.
In this swing tip video, Kai Fusser, Director of Fitness at ANNIKA Academy, demonstrates the "plank" exercise.
As explained in the video, this simple, low-impact, isometric exercise engages your abs, back, and glutes. It can also be modulated to adjust the difficulty so golfers of any age or fitness level can benefit from doing it.