It’s been a long, long time since golf has been the domain of men alone; women have played, and excelled at golf, for years. But the societal pressure for women to have thin waistlines may end up getting in the way of having a powerhouse swing.
All healthy abdominal muscles stick out from the body, like an inner tube around your middle. This means not just the ‘six-pack’ that we’re all constantly encouraged to develop, but also the oblique muscles that run around the side of the body. Because of this, when the obliques are strengthened appropriately both to support the core and to create a strong swing, the female body becomes less like an ‘hourglass’. However, it’s been a long time since a healthy, strong, competitive sportswoman has had to concern herself with fitting in with outdated ideals, and hopefully this misinformed image will start to fade from all of our minds.
To get the obliques active, try the Boomerang pose which I posted in my last blog, or you can also find it in the Yoga Tune Up® 10 Minute Quick Fix for Lower Back video here. Both men and women golfers alike will benefit from creating a strong oblique line, and will enjoy this core exercise!
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