Four Easy Stretches for Golfers
1. Hip Flexor Lunge
Stand with your feet shoulder width apart. Step one foot forward into a lunge position. Keep your body upright and back straight. Bend both knee so that you feel the stretch. Do not let your forward knee pass over the ankle of your front foot. Use a golf club to keep your balance. Hold for 10-15 seconds. Repeat 2-5 times each side.
2. Seated Twist
Sit on a bench or golf cart with your knees together and feet flat pointing forward. Reach across the front of your body and grasp the back of the bench or cart. Your should experience a stretch in your spinal muscles. Hold for 10-15 seconds. Repeat 2-5 times each side.
3. Seated Forward Bend
Sit on a bench or golf cart, knee bent and feet flat. Place one ankle onto your opposite knee, and relax this leg so that your knee falls out to the side. Slowly bend forward, keeping your back straight. You may gently pull on your bent knee to generate a deeper stretch. You should feel a stretch in your buttock area. Hold for 10-15 seconds. Repeat 2-5 times each side.
4. Side Bending Stretch
Stand with your feet shoulder width apart. Hold your golf club above your head with your arms straight. Slowly bend to one side, without rotating, until you feel a stretch along the side of your back. Hold for 10-15 seconds. Repeat 2-5 times each side.