In the first episode of our new golf fitness series we take a look at the back exercises to improve rotational power in your swing

We’ve teamed up with golf fitness expert Rachael Tibbs to provide a series of golf fitness exercises which to loosen the upper back for more mobility in your golf swing as well as producing power for more distance. They can be completed either in the gym or at home so let’s get on with it…

An effective golf swing requires some serious back rotation which has to come from somewhere. The region of the back responsible for rotation is the thoracic spine which is the upper part of your back between the neck and the base of your rib cage. Rotation of the back not only helps in generating a powerful golf swing but also helps reduce the chances of injury.

Watch Rachael’s first six golf fitness exercises in the video below…

Golf fitness exercises: Back exercises to improve rotational power

The exercises vary from breathing drills and stretching to weighted exercises. You should be looking to keep strong form throughout and repeat each exercises 8-12 times.


Rachael Tibbs is a TPI L2 certified golf fitness professional based in Leeds. She specialises in golf-specific strength and conditioning. If you are looking for your own ‘golf strength programme’ visit her website for details about in-person and online programmes or follow her on Twitter