Jump to content
IGNORED

Stretching routine


Note: This thread is 3473 days old. We appreciate that you found this thread instead of starting a new one, but if you plan to post here please make sure it's still relevant. If not, please start a new topic. Thank you!

Recommended Posts

Does anyone do a specific golf stretching routine? I am looking for something to increase my hip turn and be able to get my arm under my chin more. I feel I can get my shoulders to 90 degrees buy would like to get my arm back further with more comfort. I did some research but couldn't really find anything without someone wanting to sell me something. Thanks.

Link to post
Share on other sites

You can do Yoga, there are some good DVD's out there.

One stretch i like is, sit on the ground with your back straight and your legs infront of you. Bend your right leg up, and cross it over your left leg. So your right foot should be near your left knee. Then turn your left shoulder towards that knee, and place your left arm on the outside of your right knee. Then brace againts the right leg stretching the back.

Another good one, stand straight up with your feet just slightly apart. Bend at the waist like your going to touch your toes. Extend your arms outward to the side, and then rotate so the right hand points towards the sky and the left hand point towards the ground. Then rotate the other direction so the left is towards the sky and the right is towards the ground. Do about 10 each side, do not stop and hold, just use the motion to stretch.

For me what also helps is doing weight lfiting, Just being active can help out a ton.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades



Originally Posted by saevel25

You can do Yoga, there are some good DVD's out there.

One stretch i like is, sit on the ground with your back straight and your legs infront of you. Bend your right leg up, and cross it over your left leg. So your right foot should be near your left knee. Then turn your left shoulder towards that knee, and place your left arm on the outside of your right knee. Then brace againts the right leg stretching the back.

Another good one, stand straight up with your feet just slightly apart. Bend at the waist like your going to touch your toes. Extend your arms outward to the side, and then rotate so the right hand points towards the sky and the left hand point towards the ground. Then rotate the other direction so the left is towards the sky and the right is towards the ground. Do about 10 each side, do not stop and hold, just use the motion to stretch.

For me what also helps is doing weight lfiting, Just being active can help out a ton.



I lift weights 3 times a week and be sure to use proper form. I have tried yoga and not a big fan. I am looking for something to create more turn in my backswing without losing control of my swing. If I can get my left hand comfortably 6 inches more behind me in my backswing I feel I can gain power without losing accuracy or possibly gain some accuracy by making it easier to get the club to the inside.

Link to post
Share on other sites

  • 3 weeks later...

I've been doing golf stretch exercises by Roger Frederick's at http://www.revolutiongolf.com/ It really helped me a lot. I'm 59 and in pretty good shape but I noticed that I wasn't progressing with my swing several months ago. I still have a ways to go but my swing and posture have improved very much. I'm able to get my right hip around better which really makes more difference that your shoulder has far as consistant strikes and hitting down on the ball goes. My strikes are ball-then-turf with the divot where it's supposed to be. Everything is starting to fall into place and I don't think that would have ever happened without stretching. I recommend you try it out for free and see if it works for you. I purchased that and Paul Wilsons series on golf swing instruction and it's been very good for me this last 7 months.

-Mike

Link to post
Share on other sites

The Roger Fredrerick's stretches are amazing. I have added a few stretches/exercises that pick up from the Golf Fitness show on Golf Channel.

Lay flat on your back with your legs at a 90 degree angle supported by a chair, ottoman or exercise ball. Take a basketball and squeeze it between your leg 20 to 3 times, two sets. Take a resistance band, in the same position, wrap it around the outside of your legs. Push both legs out against the band.

Your hips will thank you.

Link to post
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

Your hip turn is going to be related to two specific things: internal rotation and external rotation of your hips.

It would be in your best interests to perform each stretch on each leg.

#1: Lie on your back, and with your hands, pull a knee to the opposite shoulder. For example, if your right knee is toward your left shoulder, also take your right hand and grab your right ankle and pull it to the right to intensify the stretch. For best effect, hold upwards of 30 seconds. Perform to the other side.

#2: Lie on your back, with right knee bent. Place your left ankle on your right quad/knee. Grab behind your right thigh and pull to your chest. Repeat to other side.

Link to post
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

Get a yoga ball and do rotational exercises with it.Mens health mag had a great article in it about 6 months ago about this.IT was for golf rotation exercises.I do them regular and it is great.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I do a routine at the gym.  It has a cage with diagrams.  I just follow it.

The goal of flexability is to be able to turn your shoulders more up and down.  The front should turns down under the chin.  If you can do that and maintain your inclination to the ground you will have more consistancy.  This isn't a S&T; thing, just a good ball striker thing.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Note: This thread is 3473 days old. We appreciate that you found this thread instead of starting a new one, but if you plan to post here please make sure it's still relevant. If not, please start a new topic. Thank you!

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.



  • Want to join this community?

    We'd love to have you!

    Sign Up
  • Support TST Affiliates

    TourStriker PlaneMate
    Golfer's Journal
    Whoop
    SuperSpeed
    FlightScope Mevo
    Use the code "iacas" for 10% off Mevo and the code "iacasjun21" for 10% off SuperSpeed.
  • Posts

    • If I am understanding this correctly, I've been able to, for over two and a half years now, move stones in bunkers, as long as doing so doesn't move my ball, same as I can do on the fairway or in the rough?   I either missed this entirely or forgot about it.   
    • It was explained to me that they wanted people to remove stones, but not to give them so much freedom that they  could just go messing about willy nilly and moving their ball. So, what they came up with did that.
    • Previously the LR caused a stone to be treated like a MO in all respects. Now the rule doesn't.  Why not?  Why shouldn't the Rule simply deem a stone in a bunker as either a LI or treat it by Rule as one? A safety conscious player could incur a penalty for being safe about a stone but not a walnut. 
    • This argument is like saying that someone who wins the first two games in a best of three competition hasn't won because there were two rounds and not three.
  • Today's Birthdays

    1. 3putt71
      3putt71
      (64 years old)
    2. cdutra40
      cdutra40
      (22 years old)
    3. Doovy
      Doovy
      (27 years old)
    4. JLeeWildcat9
      JLeeWildcat9
      (35 years old)

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Welcome to TST! Signing up is free, and you'll see fewer ads and can talk with fellow golf enthusiasts! By using TST, you agree to our Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy, and our Guidelines.

The popup will be closed in 10 seconds...