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Strengthen Your Hip Abductor Muscles for a Better Weight Shift

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Weight Shift Drill
Hip Rotation and Weight Shift

Practice rotating your hips on the backswing for the correct weight shift.

Courtesy of Golf Fitness Magazine; used with permission
To learn how to shift your weight correctly, try this golf swing drill:

  • Set up in your address position with a club placed behind your shoulders.
  • Lift your left heel (if you are right-handed) and balance on your toes. All your weight should be on your right foot.
  • Slowly wind your upper body to the top of your backswing. Feel how your right hip is rotating, not sliding.
  • Return to starting position.
  • Do three sets of 12 repetitions.
  • Repeat exercise on other leg.
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