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How to Hit a 400-Yard Drive


Jun. 22, 2015 Men's Fitness

If the U.S. Open has you pumped up about improving your golf game, we’ve got the answer to blowing your buddies minds with a long ball off the tee.

“Separation, separation, separation. It’s all about separation,” Don Saladino, owner of New York City’s Drive 495, says. “Your upper body has to spin one way, while your lower body remains still.

“You want to keep your lower and upper body as loose as possible,” he says. “Arm and thigh foam roller exercises work great for this. You also want to have flexible glutes because keeping a balanced swing depends upon it. Practicing hip flexor stretches and bridge exercises will help improve these muscles.”

“The closer you are to gaining that upper/lower body rotation separation in your swing, the more power you’ll be able to generate,” Saladino says.

The Long Drive Workout

Complete 3 full-body workouts per week.

Exercise(s) Front Squat 3 sets x 10 reps
Push Ups superset with Face Pulls 3 sets of 15 reps per exercise
Lat Pull Down superset with Side Lateral Raises 3 sets of 12 reps each exercise
Cable Woodchops  3 sets of 10 reps per side
Russian Twists with or without weight 3 sets of 10-15 reps
Stretches V Sit and Reach 3 sets x 10 reps
Scorpion  3 sets of 10 reps per side
Cobra Pose 3 sets of 30 second holds
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