Trevor "Coach TA” Anderson, TRX Master Instructor and Golf Performance expert takes taking over this week's edition of TRX “Moves of the Week”! With the 120th US Open Championship at the amazing Winged Foot Golf Club upon us, he's taking this opportunity to share three of his favorite golf performance moves on the TRX Suspension Trainer to help with mobility for golf.
These three simple, but effective moves can be done by anyone, anywhere, with just a few of our TRX tools. For a consistent, safe, and powerful golf swing, we must consider establishing and reinforcing the three base aspects of the swing: stability, mobility, and coordination. All three are important, but our focus here is the mobility aspect of the swing.
EXERCISE #1 - TRX Advanced Golf Rotation
Start with the straps of the Suspension Trainers at mid-length and stand facing the anchor point. Grab the handles with your right hand with your palm up, and your left hand with palm down (for right-handed players). Pull the straps tight, and maintain tension on the straps throughout the entire movement. Rotate your torso to the right while keeping your left arm straight, allowing your right arm to bend. Bring your straight left arm up to join the right at the top to complete the backswing. Start the downswing by shifting your lower body to the left, and allow your upper body to follow to complete the swing (remember to maintain tension on the straps!). Perform 3 sets of 10 repetitions (just on your swing side).
EXERCISE #2 - TRX Kettlebell Rotational Press
Start in a great golf posture, with a light TRX Kettlebell in your right hand. Begin the movement by rotating your torso and hips, then pull the kettlebell straight up your body line, reaching it directly overhead (bell side up), and look up at the kettlebell at the top. Bring the kettlebell straight back down your body line to the original golf posture. Perform 3 sets of 10 repetitions on each side.
EXERCISE #3 - TRX RIP TRAINER Golf Sequence
Start by standing in a good golf posture sideways to the anchor point, with the anchor point on your right. Hold the TRX RIP TRAINER
with straight arms just below your waistline, grabbing it in the “mid-zones”, with your right palm facing up, and left palm facing down. Rotate to the right to get to the top of the backswing, allowing your right arm to bend, and your left arm to work under and across the body. While maintaining tension on the RIP Trainer Resistance Cord, start the downswing by shifting your lower body to the left, and allow your upper body to follow, finishing with both arms extended straight down the “target line” (away from the anchor point). Be sure to maintain a proper spine angle, and finish in balance. Perform 3 sets of 10 on both sides.
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Trevor Anderson, CSCS is a TRX Master Instructor, and the Owner and Founder of the Better Every Day® Performance Institute in Orlando, Florida, where he coaches and educates athletes to achieve excellence at every level. “Coach T.A.” has worked with Under Armour since 2009 as a member of the UA Training Team, Brand Ambassador, Director of On-Field Performance for “UA All-America Football”, Director of Golf Performance. Coach T.A. is a former professional athlete that has been blessed with the opportunity to train, work with, and learn from NFL, NBA, and MLB Hall of Famers, Super Bowl Champions, Heisman Trophy winners, NBA All-Stars, MLB All-Stars, and Gold Glovers, World #1 Golfers, World Long Drive Champions, Tennis Grand Slam Winners, Olympic Sprinters, and Gold Medalists, and many of the best athletes in the world. He mentors the youth educates teachers and trainers, and presents at major conferences worldwide with TRX, amongst other companies. He has been named one of the Top 50 Golf Fitness Instructors in America multiple times by Golf Digest, has been featured frequently on the Golf Channel, and has had monthly featured fitness and performance articles in Golf Week Magazine. Coach T.A. has also created GOLFleticism®, a comprehensive training and education program designed to help improve the performance of golfers, instructors, and trainers alike.