To quickly improve your golf, stretch your golf muscles regularly!
What’s the difference between a “golf stretch” and an everyday stretch? The answer to this question may be your missing link to a great game and years of enjoyment instead of frustration.
The key is to do golf stretches daily. Yes, that’s right – daily! It will take you only a few minutes to get them done, but the improvement in your game can be quick and dramatic. The return on this investment of time is well worth it.
Now, which stretch to do to get the quickest return? That’s a personal issue. Everyone has different limitations. Some are backswing related, others are follow through issues or even maintaining your golf posture. An ideal stretch to start with is the Lying Leg Crossover which will help you prevent back pain and increase your backswing range of motion for longer drives. To properly do this stretch:
• Lie on your back with your legs extended • Raise one leg and bend the knee at a 90 degree angle. • Cross that leg over your extended leg, keep the opposite shoulder on the ground. • Go until you feel a slight pull in the butt and lower back. • Hold for 15 seconds and repeat once more. • Switch legs and do the same for the opposite side.
This simple golf stretch will not only make your back feel better, but it will improve your ability to make a bigger turn, with less hip movement, creating torque and energy.