Golf Performance Warm-Up
Increasingly, specific sports are blamed for injuries when those sports may actually be helping the athlete postpone an ailment for weeks, months or years. These exercises are designed to help problem areas in your sport so you can have less pain and boost your performance.
1. These stretches are not designed to be medical advice. First consult a medical professional to ensure you don’t have an issue that requires medical attention (ie. break, infection, tumor, tear or organ involvement.)
2. If any of the stretches cause pain, stop doing it and move on to the next one.
Do These - Takes 3 Mins
HOW: FEET TOGETHER. SHOULDERS BACK. ARMS RAISED OUT TO SIDE. KNUCKLES PULLED BACK. THUMBS POINT FORWARD. CIRCLE ARMS UP AND OVER FORWARD. THEN TURN THUMBS TO POINT BACKWARD AND REVERSE TO CIRCLE ARMS UP AND OVER BACKWARD.
HOW: THUMBS OUT, FINGERS CURLED, KNUCKLES EXTENDED. ATTACH KNUCKLES ALONGSIDE YOUR EYES. DRAW ELBOWS BACK TO SQUEEZE SHOULDER BLADES. THEN REVERSE TO HINGE SHOULDERS FORWARD UNTIL FOREARMS TOUCH. REPEAT. HEAD SHOULD NOT MOVE.
HOW: CLASP FINGERS TOGETHER AND RAISE ARMS OVERHEAD WITH PALMS OUTWARD. LOOK UPWARD TOWARD HANDS. PRACTICE GETTING HANDS AS FAR STRAIGHT OVERHEAD WITHOUT DEEP SWAYING OF YOUR BACK.
HOW: CLASP HANDS OVERHEAD, POINTING TO THE SKY. LOOK UP. ARCH BACK AND PUSH BELLY FORWARD.
HOW: TURN YOUR TRUNK RIGHT AND LEFT TO ALLOW YOUR RELAXED ARMS TO SWING SIDE TO SIDE AROUND YOUR BODY, IMAGINING WATER FLINGING OFF YOUR FINGERS.