Posted on 07 Apr, 2016
Gain Strength and Reduce Your Handicap
Muscle strain and sore muscles are quite common among golfers. By following a good golf stretching routine you will not only increase your power but you will reduce your risk of injury and improve your swing and ultimately lower your handicap.
Supplement this routine with our Joint Complex product to reduce inflammation, restore mobility and repair cartilage or our Revive Active Health Supplement to help maintain natural energy, support immune system, normal heart function and maintain hair, nails and skin.
And when on the course remember to keep your head down and follow through!
Start your routine about 15 minutes before you tee-off:
- Walk briskly for 3 – 5 minutes
- Supported Squats – Hold a club over your head with your hands at either end of the club and your arms fully stretched. Then squat down until your thighs are almost parallel to the ground and stand up. Repeat 10 times. Rest and repeat again.
- Arm Swings – stand tall and hold your arms out to the side. Slowly swing your arms back and forth across the front of your body, repeat this continuously for 30 seconds.
- Side bends with Club – Stand shoulder width and put club over your shoulders. Lean to one side, keeping your torso straight, hold for 2 seconds and then repeat to the other side. Complete 8 times each side.
- Trunk Rotations – Again stand shoulder width and place club on shoulders. With knees slightly bent, bend forward from the waist slightly, turn from side to side, aiming to get the ends of the club directly in front of you, 15-20 full swings.
- Standing Shoulder Stretch – stand with a shoulder width stance, place both hands on the end of a club, lean forward keeping back flat until you feel stretch in shoulders, hold for 10 seconds and relax, repeat 3 times.
- Leg Swings – stand with your feet shoulder width apart, keep your upper body perpendicular to the ground and swing one leg forward and backward. Keep your upper body static. Repeat for 10 swings and repeat on other leg.
- Wrist Extension – stand with your right arm extended straight out. Pull back your fingers with your other hand until you feel the stretch in your forearm, hold for 10 seconds and repeat with other wrist. Repeat again for each wrist.
- Practice Swings – complete for 2-3 minutes working on technique.
Thanks to Phil from Sport Fitness Advisor
Despite the numerous benefits, it is important to bear in mind that stretching can have detrimental effects when done incorrectly. Improperly done stretches can over time cause permanent damage to ligaments and joints. When performing the stretching routine, if any of the exercises cause pain or discomfort, discontinue immediately.
Golfers who look after their muscles and joints continue playing golf well into their twilight years so start a good stretching and supplement routine today.
Here is a video that we love to share. This is Tommy who is 81 since November, still playing off single figures, keeping fit and looking after his circulation by taking Revive Active.
Remember keep the head down, follow through and most importantly enjoy!
Marketing Manager, Revive Active