Want a Couple of Great Golf Stretches to Get You Through the Holidays?
Dear Avid Golfer,
Over the Christmas holidays, many golfers find themselves in a couple of common scenarios.
Lots of driving time in your car and long hours on the road....
Sitting for longer periods of time and visiting with relatives and/or friends....
Not getting in your regular exercise or being thrown off your normal active routine....
Then of course, there is an increase in the amount of stress you are feeling with too many deadlines, endless traffic and too much to do that seems to come naturally around this busy season.
And what does it all lead to?
A tight, sore body! Tight shoulders, sore backs, poor posture, tight neck...
Today...we want to help you.
Here are 3 great golf stretches you can do anywhere or anytime you are feeling tight and restricted over the holidays!
- Hamstring and Low Back Stretch: Stand up straight with good posture. Your feet should be shoulder width apart. Grab your golf club and reach it above your head. Step your right leg over your left and bend down towards the ground. Make sure your back is flat (not rounded). Go as low as you can without any straining. Hold for 1 to 2 seconds, then switch to the other side. Keep alternating until you perform a set of 10 to 12 reps on each side.
- Towel Shoulder Stretch: Grab a golf towel with one hand and place it behind your back. Reach behind with your opposite hand and take hold of the towel. Pull the towel up with the top hand, and then slide the towel down with your lower hand. Perform 10 to 12 repetitions on each side. Move your hand up as high (or as low) as it will go without forcing it. Then take a deep breath in and as you slowly blow it out, see if you can get a little more stretch in this moment. Hold the stretch for a count to roughly 2 seconds, then release.
- Kneeling Hip Stretch: Kneel down with one foot forward and with one knee on the ground. Contract your stomach muscles to create a neutral spine. Lean forward into the stretch keeping the same straight back. Stay with 1 set of 10 to 12 reps per side.
Hope you enjoyed doing these golf stretches! Get flexible and stay flexible as we head into winter. Your body will thank you and so will your game! Click on the link for more great stretch ideas.