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The Organized FitnessHelp my Handicap: Exercises for Golfers
Sports specific exercises are best. For example, before a round of golf, it is best to work on golf flexibility by doing golf stretches. The following are some free golf stretches you want to hold for at least twenty seconds each:
As with any physical activity, a slow warm up followed by some stretching is important. There are all sorts of stretches from static where you hold for 10 to 15 seconds to dynamic stretches where there is movement involved. Some stretches require assistance from another person and some can be some done with aids such as yoga straps. If you are new to stretching, let’s keep it simple by focusing on static stretches that anyone can do.
Before you begin to stretch make sure your body is warmed up by doing some sort of physical activity such as a brisk walk for 5 to 10 minutes. Stretching a cold muscle can lead to injury. Sports specific exercises are best. For example, before a round of golf, it is best to work on golf flexibility by doing golf stretches. The following are some free golf stretches you want to hold for at least twenty seconds each:
Single Knee to Chest
Muscles Targeted: Lower back and gluteal muscles
Both Knees to Chest
Muscle Targeted: Lower back
Muscle Targeted: Hamstrings
Muscles Targeted: Hips and gluteal muscles
Muscles Targeted: Middle and upper quadriceps
Muscles Targeted: Upper chest
Muscles Targeted: Gastrocnemius muscle and Achilles tendon
By Christina Leon, Staff Writer