A Few Key Stretches to Start off a Stellar Round of Golf!

June 8, 2018

Excerpts from the Mayo Clinic

Technique is key.

  • Don’t bounce – Avoid abrupt or bouncy movements
  • Don’t be aggressive – Mild to moderate pulling at most
  • Don’t be too quick – Maintain stretch for at least 30 seconds
While sitting with belly pulled in and back straight:

  • Place ankle across opposite knee
  • Gently push down on knee of raised leg
  • Lean forward gently while maintaining straight back and bending from the hips
  • Repeat on opposite leg
While sitting with belly pulled in and back straight:

  • Place ankle across opposite knee
  • With hand pull knee of raised leg towards your opposite shoulder
  • Turn body in directon of raised leg
  • Repeat on opposite side
While standing with feet in a position of addressing the ball:

  • Grasping above your elbow, turn in the direction of your back swing and hold for 30 seconds
  • Gently transition to follow through position and hold for another 30 seconds
While standing with feet in a position of addressing the ball:

  • Cross your arms at your chest as shown
  • Bend forward at hips as if addressing the ball
  • Slowly turn your upper body in the direction of your back swing and hold for 30 seconds
  • Transition to follow through position and hold as above
Extend your arm out in front maintaining straight elbow:

  • With opposite hand bend your wrist down
  • Feel a gentle stretch at the top side of your forearm or near your elbow
  • Repeat with opposite arm
Extend your arm out in front maintaining straight elbow:

  • With opposite hand bend your wrist up
  • Feel a gentle stretch at the underside of your forearm
  • Repeat with opposite arm

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