WARM-UP YOUR GOLF GAME! – Part 3

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Proper Stretching and Warm-Up Techniques for Golfers

7. Straight Hip Flexor

Assume a half-kneeling position with your right leg down. Do a pelvic tilt by contracting your lower abdominals and the right glute. Then glide your hips forward until you feel a stretch in front of the right hip.
If doing this stretch prior to playing golf, move into the stretch for 2-3 seconds and then glide out of it and repeat 5-10 times. Repeat with the left leg down.
If doing this stretch at home for increasing flexibility hold stretch 20- 30 seconds and repeat 2-3 times.

Straight Hip Flexor

8. Hip Flexor with Sidebend

Assume a half-kneeling position, do a pelvic tilt by tucking your tailbone under, and gently glide your hips forward until you feel a stretch in the front of the left hip. Then side-bend your trunk to the right which you will continue to feel in the front of the left hip but also along the left side of your body.
If doing this stretch prior to playing golf, move into stretch for 2-3 seconds and do 5-10 times.
If doing this stretch at home for increasing flexibility, hold stretch 20-30 seconds and repeat 2-3 times. Repeat with the right leg down.

Hip Flexor with Sidebend

9. Hip Flexor with Rotation

Assume a half-kneeling position, do a pelvic tilt by tucking your tailbone under, and gently glide your hips forward until you feel a stretch in the front of the left hip. Then rotate your trunk to the right which you will continue to feel in the front of the left hip but it may be a slightly different feeling than when just gliding forward.
If doing this stretch prior to playing golf, move into stretch for 2-3 seconds and do 5-10 times.
If doing this stretch at home for increasing flexibility, hold stretch 20-30 seconds and repeat 2-3 times. Repeat with the right leg down.

Hip Flexor with Rotation

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