Nick is Charleston’s only level 2 certified golf fitness specialist through Titleist Performance Institute. He has worked with all levels of fitness from elite athletes to weekend warriors for the past seven years. His process involves a thorough assessment of the body, correction of imbalances and performance training. To learn more about Nick, please visit www.ferrellfit.com and sign up for your first assessment.
- Upward Chop: Stand with feet shoulder width apart and both hands on one side of band. Keep foot with resistance band firmly planted on ground. Rotate hips and shoulders away from foot with resistance band from a low to high position while maintaining a flat back posture. Tension should be felt in the oblique abdominal muscles.
- Pattern-Assisted Superman: Lie face down with band overhead in a Y-shaped position and legs straight . Keep abdominal muscles tight and lift both arms and legs simultaneously. Muscles worked include the mid-back, rotator cuff, core and glutes. Careful not to arch the low back while performing the lift.
- Downward Chop: Same start position and movement as the Upward Chop except performed in the high-to-low direction. Rotate the shoulders from a high-to-low position without rotating the hips. Tension should be felt in the oblique muscle group.
- Trunk Rotation: Adjust band to a mid-torso position on a stable anchor point. Feet shoulder width apart with both hands on tube handles. Pull arms across torso, rotating at the trunk but not the hips. Tension will be felt across the transverse abdominal area.
- Resisted Dead Bugs: One of the most effective core stabilization exercises. Lie flat on back with knees bent to 90 degrees and arms straight. Tighten the core muscles and extend both arms and legs away from torso while maintaining a flat low back. Tension should be felt along the sides, quads, glutes and shoulders.