Play like a pro: Deadlifts with Lam Chih Bing

PUBLISHED : Monday, 28 October, 2013, 7:02pm
UPDATED : Monday, 28 October, 2013, 7:02pm

The deadlift is a very common exercise in workouts and it's no surprise trainers put so much emphasis on it. It conditions the back, legs and even arms. It also strengthens your lower back, which is important for all golfers.

In golf, posture and core strength are very important. The deadlift strengthens your postural muscles, which you need to use when addressing the ball.

Remember, a good posture leads to more power and accuracy on the golf course.

Step 1:Do a half squat with a straightened back and keep your hands straight at all times. I have rubber bands on my weights to provide more stability.

Step 2:Slowly lift yourself up using the energy from your lower back. Remember not to bend your elbows or try lifting the weight with your arms.

Step 3: Stand straight and repeat steps one and two. Remember to focus your energy on the back.

Benefits: It gives you a more stable posture when you address the ball. A strong and stable spine generates more power in your swing.

Suggested reps: Do 10 reps for three sets. You can slowly increase the weights when you are more comfortable with this exercise. Lam Chih Bing is a Singapore golf professional on the Asian Tour