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Stretches to improve flexibility

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I had a search to see if there was a thread focused on improving flexibility but couldn't find specifically what i was looking for.

We all know that improving flexibility is a very good thing for any golfer and that it can increase swing speed. I've read in a lot of threads about improving flexibility but none of them really focused on exactly how to go about doing so. I currently hold static stretches before bed every night but I'm not sure which stretches to do so if people with more knowledge than i in this area could recommend stretches for me and other golfers as well that would be great. Ideally attach an explanatory picture/video with each suggestion.

Currently i do the following:

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@FooFader ,

I recommend the following books:

His stretching section is excellent.  Golf instruction section is average.

by Joey D.  This has exercises that help improve flexibility and well as strength.

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@FooFader ,

I recommend the following books:

His stretching section is excellent.  Golf instruction section is average.

by Joey D.  This has exercises that help improve flexibility and well as strength.

Thank you very much, i shall check those out. I found a flexibilty screening program online the other day, it was called TPI and whilst it's copyrighted there are multiple examples of the 12 exercises involved on YouTube. I would recommend that to anyone to assess where their flexibilty could be lacking. I found that i have extremely tight lats so i'll have a look later at stretches for that and @boogielicious i shall see if i can find those books on eBay goig cheap or amazon otherwise.

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@FooFader

I recommend the following books:

His stretching section is excellent.  Golf instruction section is average.

by Joey D.  This has exercises that help improve flexibility and well as strength.

What were the books? I don't see them listed in the thread. I've got to start stretching.

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What were the books? I don't see them listed in the thread. I've got to start stretching.

Probably lost in the move from Huddler. Paging @boogielicious (who can just edit the first post).

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Probably lost in the move from Huddler. Paging @boogielicious (who can just edit the first post).

I assumed that was the issue. Thanks

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@FooFader,

I recommend the following books:

His stretching section is excellent.  Golf instruction section is average.

by Joey D.  This has exercises that help improve flexibility and well as strength.

Flexible Golf Swing by Roger Fredericks 

It looks like Roger has updated the book.

Fix Your Body, Fix Your Swing by Joey D.

You can also get a DVD

Joey D Golf Body

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I just bought the book "get youself in golf shape" on ebay for $4 shipped, I will report back to this thread if it helps once i get it. I didn't do much research on the book or the author but for $4 I thought it was worth the shot.

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Hi Guys 

I believe stretching is very important however doing the right stretches is even more key!

Here are a few rules I use to help with flexibility.

1) Never feel pain or discomfort in my back

2) Understand the difference between a muscle and nerve stretching. Very often the pain of stretching is nerve related ...sharp burning feeling. Be careful not to confuse the two! 

3) Stretching is only a temporary solution to an underlying problem or weakness. Its important to address what is making you tight!

I hope this helps and look forward to the feedback!

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I can attest to the Roger Fredericks stretching routine. It is awesome. Now if I can get my fat butt to do it more often!

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