Are squats a good idea for golfers?

Of all the exercises a golfer has in his arsenal, squats are the most misunderstood. 

They’re kinda like Common Core math. 

And of all the myths surrounding squats, here is the one I hear most often: 

Squats are really bad for your knees. 

Actually, the opposite is true. 

Squats have been found to be beneficial for strengthening your knees, which prevents injuries. 

They help us lose weight. 

Improve cardiovascular health. 

Create leaner muscle mass. 

For us golfers, squats are a mandatory exercise. 

Here’s why: 

When you swing a club, you generate power from your hips.   

And your glutes are primarily responsible for movement at your hips. 

And weak glutes compromise your skill during your swing. 

I remember picking up a replica Daryl Strawberry baseball bat as a kid. 

It was heavy. 

I could kind of swing it, but I didn’t have the strength to control it even a little bit. 

Weak glutes will rob you of that same control in your golf swing. 

That’s just one reason each workout plan in the 18STRONG Membership App has squats built-in. 

If you’ve cobbled together a plan on your own, you have no shortage of squat variations: 

Basic squat, split squat, wall squat, sumo squat, goblet squat, pistol squat, single-leg squat… 

I recommend some kind of squat each time you do a total body workout. 

WARNING: Like all new leg workouts, you won’t feel that sore the day after, but two days later…look out! 

Click Here to start your free App trial with the squats already built-in to your workouts. 

Your #1 Fan, 

Jeff Pelizzaro