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    How to Test and Exercise for Single Leg Strength

    Information about how to test and exercise for single leg strength is what you have been waiting for!!! And just in case you forgot… is balance important? Single leg strength is paramount for stability in the golf swing and in life. Last blog post I wrote about why you need single leg strength. This post is all about the how. The Test First, you need to perform a test to see where you are and to create your baseline to gauge your improvement. Easily done anywhere, although preferably on solid ground. You may want to enlist a trusted person to count the time for you and to catch you if…

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    Build Single Leg Strength to Improve Your Balance

    Use single-leg exercises to build leg strength and improve your balance. Improper balance causes a variety of compensations in your swing, which ultimately leads to bad shots and, in many cases, injury.  By “improper balance”, I mean being stronger on one side, versus the other. Whether it is your right arm over your left, or your left leg over your right leg it is usually easy to see the difference. One of the assessments used to test your lower body strength is a single leg balance test. According to TPI (Titleist Performance Institute), more than 60% of amateur golfers cannot balance on one leg for more than 10 seconds. The Gluteus muscles…