Fitness tips for golfers: glute bridges
Activates the glute muscles and improves hip mobility. By strengthening the glutes you can generate more force from the ground into your golf swing, and by improving hip extension speed, you can gain more distance.
Lie on your back, ensure that your heels are pulled up towards your bottom and place your hands out in front (for an easier option have them out to the side on the floor). Then squeeze your glutes together and push through your heels to raise your hips up as high as possible. As you get stronger you should be able to push up high enough so that just your shoulders and feet remain on the floor.
Start with two to three sets of 10. To progress the exercise and make it harder, hold a weighted plate on top of your hips.
Rachael Tibbs is a TPI L2 Certified Golf Fitness Professional specialising in golf-specific strength and conditioning