The Best Golf Fitness Equipment: Enter the TRX

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Mobility. Flexibility. Stability. Strength. Power!

All are attributes that most golfers spend hours trying to add to their arsenal.

This involves trips to Golf Coaches, Personal Trainers, Massage Therapists, Chiropractors… etc etc etc.

It involves $100 plus gym memberships and expensive hotels while on the road.

What if I told you that you could have all of the attributes above without spending hours to achieve it?

What if I told you that you could cut your visits with your golf professionals in half?

What if I told you that you could get much of the same benefits from your gym membership in your backyard?

Enter the TRX Suspension Trainer

The TRX is a must own for any golfer working inside or outside a gym.

The suspension trainer works by using your body weight as resistance letting you repeat almost any movement you can do with free weights or machines.

Using Your Body As a Unit… Like the Golf Swing

This is where the TRX excels for golfers and anyone looking to improve their stability and strength. The movements that are so easy on machines now become that much more difficult when you have to stabilize through your entire body.

I’m sure by now you’ve heard your golf instructor or a buddy tell you how important the core is for golf. This buzzword has been talked about in the golf and fitness industries for years now. This has led to hundreds of pieces of new equipment over the last 20 or so years. The more pieces of equipment released the more it has led away from using your body as one unit. The reason these machines don’t work is that they don’t t require you to engage your core and use your body as a unit like the TRX.

The suspension trainer can be also used to increase all of the attributes that I mentioned earlier. Flexibility, mobility, stability, balance, strength, and power. All of these are so important as they improve the proficiency and efficiency of any golfer’s swing.

They are also the reason why we recommend the TRX so strongly for golfers. Your golf swing has a ton of tiny pieces working together to perform one smooth integrated movement. This is exactly what the TRX forces you to do allowing you to get the same integration as you would in your swing.

Portability and Versatility

There a very few pieces of equipment in the fitness realm that can attack each of these areas in such an effective manner for golfers. It especially comes in handy due to the versatility it provides in portability. Weighing in at just a few pounds it can be folded up and placed into a pouch that is included in the purchase. You can then attach it to a door in your house, a tree, or any sturdy structure outdoors.

It is also available at the majority of gyms allowing you the ability to repeat your golf fitness program wherever you are.

Here are some effective exercises that golfers can apply in their training regimen using TRX suspension training products:  

Top 5 TRX Mobility & Flexibility Exercises for Golf

The following 5 exercises focus on the areas that hinder you from getting into a position to consistently replicate your golf swing. This includes the hip flexors and thoracic spine.

Implementing each exercise will allow for more freedom of movement in your swing and eventually more power as well.

TRX Wall Slides

TRX Overhead Squats

TRX Rib Grabs for the Thoracic Spine

TRX Half Kneeling Hip Flexor Stretch

TRX Single Arm Golf Swing

Top 5 TRX Stability and Balance Exercises for Golf

Similar to what you gained with the mobility and flexibility exercises you will also be targeting specific areas for stability and balance. The areas targeted to gain stability are the hips, core, and shoulders.

This focus provides you the stability to control the mobility in your golf swing. Without the proper balance and stability you won’t be able to harness all the range of motion you gained in the previous section.

Gaining Proximal and Distal Stability

Clock Presses

TRX Plank

Rotational Row to Press

360 Planks

Top 6 TRX Strength Training Exercises for Golf

Power = Force X Velocity

Strength training allows you to create and recruit more muscle fibers.

The more muscle fibers you can recruit for your golf swing the more force it will have.

As you can see by the equation above the more force you have the more powerful you will be.

We all want more power in our swing!

That’s why the following 6 exercises are so important to improving your golf fitness. The exercises are focused around strengthening your lower body and core to build that strong foundation for your swing.

TRX Lunge to Press With Rotation

Single Arm TRX Rows

Hip Hinge With Core Stabilization

TRX Squat Row

Side to Side Lunges

Hamstring Curl With Bridge

Top 4 TRX Power Exercises for Golf

The other half of the Power Equation above relates to velocity.

The following 4 movements in the “Power” section are geared to improve the velocity of your movements.

If you can improve the velocity in your swing you can improve your speed and the distance you are driving the ball.

These 4 exercises have a total body integrated approach that will have you seeing new yards added to your drive very quickly.

TRX Squat Jumps

Sprinter Starts

TRX Power Pull

TRX Burpee

TRX Rip Trainer

The Rip Trainer is another no brainer for golfers as it gives them the ability to repeat rotational movements without the need for elaborate equipment. All you need is the Rip Trainer and a pole or anchor to attach it to.

We can create an entire post that shows the best Rip Trainer exercises for all of the attributes mentioned above. The trainer is that beneficial to golfers. We will save that for another time though.

Right now here are 5 of the best Rip Trainer exercises for golf that blend each of the attributes of mobility, flexibility, stability, balance, strength, and power together.

Top 5 TRX Rip Trainer Exercises for Golf

TRX Rip Trainer Backswing Squat

TRX Rip Trainer Rapid Response Impact

TRX Rip Trainer Lunge With a Twist

TRX Rip Trainer Rotation

TRX Windmills

Summary

Golfers, like other athletes, need to train to develop their physical potential.

The focus of this potential is being able to have the mobility, flexibility, stability and balance to repeatedly deliver that perfect swing.

Then to build on that with strength and power to put as much length on their drive as necessary.

The TRX’s training equipment is one of the best tools out there to optimize each of these attributes in one versatile package.

Top 5 Mobility/Flexibility Exercises

Top 5 Stability/Balance Exercises

Top 6 Strength Exercises

Top 4 Power Exercises

Top 5 Rip Trainer Exercises

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