Today Titleist Performance Institute Golf Specialist Ha Bui shows a simple stretch for your pre-golf warm up.
Try this simple cross straight legged golf back stretch anywhere from either at home, office, gym, or golf course. Doing light golf stretches and warm ups before you go golfing is very important. First thing is it helps with increasing blood flow and loosening up muscles before performing your golf swing. Make sure when performing the golf stretch it is at a controlled and comfortable stretch position. Your focus needs to be on relaxing the muscle, and releasing any tension or stress of the targeted muscles.
Too much stretching at an inappropriate and uncontrolled range of motion can put more stress on the muscles, ligaments, or joints. This inappropriate loading on stretching the muscles can put them in a protective mode and tighten up the muscles. When muscles become tight, then you are more prone to pull or tear muscles, joints, or ligaments. If you are sore after any type of stretching, then you may have overstretched. Stretching should help your body be relaxed, and increase golf flexibility. If you’re doing it on a daily basis, even if you didn’t sleep quite right the night before, stretching and golf warm ups help prepare your body for golf and get back into the pattern it’s used to.
Golf stretches also help with range of motion because they help with golf flexibility and mobility within your golf swing. You don’t need to be Gumby and a lot of my clients aren’t but just imagine what one more inch of range of motion in whatever direction can do your golf game.
Check out one of our other golf back stretch videos HERE.