Men’s Health reports that a Japanese study showed that players who wore a core-stabilizing corset experienced less spinal extension while swinging — and reduced back pain.
Health experts say that building your core muscles acts in the same way to prevent golf injuries (bonus: you’re not wearing a corset). A stronger core will help your overall control and power.
Lie on your back with your body perpendicular to a wall and your head about a foot away from it. Raise your feet and bend your knees and hips 90 degrees, your hands at your sides.
Keeping your lower back on the floor, push your right foot forward until your leg straightens and your foot is 12 inches above the floor.
Pause, and bring your knee back to the starting position.
Repeat with your left leg.
Perform 8 to 12 repetitions per leg. Now repeat the exercise, but this time press your hands against the wall behind your head and keep your knees and hips bent 90 degrees as you tap your toes to the floor on each repetition. Do 8 to 12 reps—that’s 1 set. Complete 2 or 3 sets, two or three times a week.