The Caveman’s Essential Exercises for the Golfer Part 2

Well Rock-heads, last time I went over some exercises to increase the strength of your swing. But, a strong swing is nothin’ without a full rotational range of motion. A lack of rotation range of motion will limit the range through which you can generate power. Flexibility can also reduce swing faults. These stretches will help you improve yer game and a lower score is something every caveman wants!

 

Knee to Knee Mobilization

 

 

Knee-to-knee mobilization-Improves hip rotation range of motion
To perform this golf workout exercise, lie on your back with your feet flat on the ground, with your heels an inch or so in front of your ankles. Spread your feet out as wide as possible. Pull your knees in toward each other until you feel a slight stretch deep in your hips. Hold this end range for a second, then pull your knees back out as wide as possible.

Repeat for 8 repetitions.

 

 

Hamstring Strecth

 

Hamstring stretch with strap–Stretches inner thighs, glutes, lumbar spine, pecs

Lie on the ground, and place a strap or towel around your right foot and extend it in the air. Flex both feet and activate both quads. Press your left hip toward the floor and extend your left arm perpendicular to body. Hold for 30 seconds. Extend your right leg to the right (maintain connection between your left glute and the floor). Hold for 30 secconds. Place the strap in your left hand, extend your right arm perpendicular to your body, and bring your right leg and hip to the left. Hold for five breaths and switch sides.

 

Spinal Rotation

 

 

 

Spinal Rotation-Improves flexibility in hips, lumbar spine, shoulders

Lie on the ground with your arms spread perpendicular to your body. Lift both legs off the floor, knees at a 90-degree angle. Inhale and bring your legs to the right, maintaining contact of your shoulders with the floor. Exhale, initiating the movement from your oblique abdominal muscles, and bring your legs back to the starting position. Switch sides and repeat 10 times in each direction.

 

 
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