Editor’s Note: Yes, winter is here. But that’s no excuse to start slacking on your game improvement! In order to keep your golf game up to par (or below if you put the practice in!) during the winter months, we’ve put together a series of exercises and stretches to improve your mental, physical, and strategic parts of your game. Make sure you check back every week for the next set of drills, so you can continue to get better, even if you’re not on the course or the range.

In the Stability, Mobility, and Rotation series, you’ll learn exercises, stretches and drills to help you create power more efficiently in your golf swing. One of the key factors for your golf swing? Your core.

In a golf swing, plank and core activation is crucial to help get your body prepared to perform. Activating all of our muscles in our core allows us to have every movement at our disposal when it comes time to swing the club.

Do these exercises 2-3 times per week along with the other exercises and stretches in this series below and you’ll definitely see the difference the next time you hit the course or the range.