Stronger glutes = more swing control

Not sure if you’ve heard, but rumor has it there is A LOT of bad information on the internet. 

Who knew? 

So today, I’m putting on my mythbuster hat and squashing one of the most common fitness and golf-related myths out there.  

Of all the exercises we have in our arsenal, squats are the most misunderstood.  

They’re kinda like the lyrics to Elton John’s Tiny Dancer… 

Wrong: “Hold me closer Tony Danza” 

Correct: “Hold me closer tiny dancer”

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.   

Because your glutes are primarily responsible for movement at your hips, weak glutes compromise your skill during your swing. 

It reminds me of when I was a kid, and I picked up a replica Daryl Strawberry baseball bat. 

Think about how heavy a pro ballplayer’s bat is to a 10-yr-old… 

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

And THAT is what weak glutes will do – rob you of that same control in your golf swing. 

That’s just one reason each of our workout plans incorporates some version of a squat:: basic squat, split-squat, wall squat, sumo squat, goblet squat, pistol squat, single-leg squat… 

I highly recommend you squat each time you do a total body workout. 

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got a wedding on Saturday and need to tighten up these glutes so they pop in my suit:) 



PS – If you haven’t done squats in a minute, don’t overdo it your first time out.  

You’re going to be sore two days later regardless, but you don’t want to have to have your wife pull you off the couch. 

You’ve been warned. 

If you’re not sure where, when or how to mix squats into your workouts, we’ve got you covered. 

We’ll hand you the step-by-step programs when you join us in the 18STRONG Membership.  

See you on the inside.