Postural Stability for a Consistent Swing Plane
The most important rule in a golf conditioning program is to work and develop strength from the core region of the body outward.
A strong trunk allows forces to be transferred effectively from the legs to the upper body during activities in which kinetic linking is required. It also enables the body to withstand those forces without breakdown.
Once you have achieved a reasonably high level of overall muscular strength, the next step is postural stability through sensible midsection training.
Greg Norman has benefited from the development of core strength for stabilization. His individualized program consists of isolating the lower abdominal region, the oblique musculature as well as the upper abdominal muscles.
A lower back strengthening program is also extremely important in Greg's case, because postural stability allows the golfer to maintain the spine angle throughout the entire swing.
Greg's history of low back problems made it imperative that trunk strength becomes the focus of his training. Fortunately, Greg is a disciplined athlete with a work ethic that matches his tremendous talent.
The main focus of his program was trunk stabilization, with additional focus on the lower body. The upper body is the thir dpriority after the trunk and lower body.
Greg experienced the benefits of core strength development every time he teed it up and you can too.