Posted By Clod on June 20, 2012
We need good stretching exercises for golf. Mostly for the back and upper legs.
Increasing your flexibility definitely can help your golf game. Golf places a lot of demand on the muscles of the trunk, low back and shoulders.
By becoming more flexible in these muscle groups, you should be able to gain more trunk rotation and shoulder extension, which will result in greater power upon striking the ball. In addition, the risk of injury is reduced, especially to the low back.
Before getting started, here are several important tips to get the most out of your stretching. Never perform stretching when the muscles are not properly warmed up. Never perform stretches in a bouncing or fast, jerky manner. Hold each stretch between 10 to 30 seconds. Never take the stretch to a point of pain.
First, I would recommend the Basic 10 Stretches. These stretches will target all the muscle groups involved with golf. In addition to the Basic 10, I recommend the following specific stretches:
Trunk rotation: Standing with feet shoulder width, place your hands shoulder width and grip a golf club in front of you. Keeping your feet stationary, slowly turn to your right as far as you comfortably can and hold.
Repeat on other side.
Assuming same position in No. 1, holding golf club and keeping elbows locked, slowly raise club above head. Press back as far as is comfortable and hold.