Ever wonder how the PGA pros warm up? Check out this exercise that is part of Jordan Spieth's dynamic warm up routine. This drill helps with activating the hip stabilizing musculature, scapular stabilizers, and promoting thoracic spine mobility.
The evolution of the modern golf swing is partly due to increased muscle activation. So with our warm up routine prior to playing, we want to increase activation of the powerful muscles that can help to drive the ball further. This drill helps to prime the glute max, which has very high activation on the trail side during the downswing. It is important to train both sides of course, as a weak lead side glute max has been linked to an increased probability of low back pain.
Credit to Jordan Spieth’s trainer Dammond Goddard via Golfdigest