Today I had my first workout with Andrea Doddato, and she really kicked my butt! We focused on a ton of core exercises, which in the end added up to about 150 reps of just core workouts. It was rough, especially since I haven’t worked out in so long. It’s exactly what I need though. In the next few workouts with her we are going to be focusing on improving core strength and getting more flexibility in my lower body. I have good flexibility in my upper body, but I have very limited flexibility in my hamstrings, thighs, and hip flexors. Stabilizing those ares will really help me throughout the golf swing as my lower body likes to turn to much. I lose a lot of power because I don’t get any resistance between my upper and lower halfs because my hips turn so much and it also is hard to get behind the ball on the backswing.
Todays lesson with Chuck was almost an extension of Andrea’s workout. We focused on using my core throughout the entire swing, which will give me a little more power and shorten up my swing for more control. It was tough to bring to the course, but I still hit some good shots here and there. Over time I will get more comfortable with it and should see some good results.