Golf Warm Ups

Golf Warm Ups

Golf is a deceptively active sport, though it might look easy, laid back and relaxed, you actually use your entire body. Without warming up you could damage your back, your hips, and your arms- so the message is that you should always warm up before you start playing. Not only will this reduce the risk of injury but will also loosen you up for a better swing.  Make sure that you’re not going to damage any existing injuries by doing warm ups, and if you feel any pain, stop immediately.

The Arm Circle

This warms up your shoulders and arms-essential for a good golf swing. Take your straight arm up in front of you and circle it back in a full circle. Start slowly and speed up as you feel warmer. Repeat twenty times and then switch sides for twenty reps.

The Trunk Rotation

This warms up your abs and your back- the foundation for a solid swing. Hold your golf club behind your shoulders, with one hand on each side. With legs shoulder width apart, rotate your torso to the right and then all the way to the left. Keep all the movement in your torso, keeping your legs still. Repeat 24 times.

The Side Lunge

Side lunges will warm up your hips and thighs. Start with feet shoulder width apart and side step out to the right into a lunge. Your right leg should be straight, with the toe kept behind the knee. Push back to starting position and repeat twelve times before switching legs.

The Chop

The chop is almost exactly as it sounds, and it warms the abs, back and legs. Hold your club with two hands about half way down so it is perpendicular to the ground. Bring the club up over your head, so you can feel the stretch in your chest muscles. Take the club down, between your legs as you squat. Your back should remain flat and your abs in. The chop should be slow and controlled, repeat for thirty seconds.

The Squat

Warming up the hips, thighs and shoulders, the squat is an important part of any warm up. Hold your club with your hands shoulder width apart. Squat down, keeping your knees behind your toes. As you come back up, push the golf up into the air above your head with straight arms. Repeat this for thirty seconds.

The Lower Back Stretch

Starting with the golf club behind your shoulders, with hands on both sides, tip forward from the hips. Keep your back straight and lower until parallel with the ground. If it feels tight on your hamstrings bend your knees slightly. Bring your torso back up and then repeat fifteen times.  Once you’ve warmed up properly, you’re ready to take on every hole on the course. Be extra prepared with Taylor Made Golf Clubs from 118 Golf and make sure that you’re playing the best you’ve ever played.

 

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