All golfers love stretching, but most of them don’t know why they stretch the body parts that they stretch! Tightness in specific regions of the upper body can be the cause behind a lot of golf swing mistakes. If you are having a hard time rotating, experiencing low back pain after golfing, or developing bad posture during your golf swing setup, these key stretches are perfect for you!
All humans develop habits and imbalances based on their individual movement patterns.
There is no one size fits all stretching guide. Stretching the wrong muscles could do more harm than good. Are you unsure of what muscles you should be stretching? Contact me today to schedule your online or in person TPI assessment.
1. Thoracic Spine Stretch:
Good for you if: You are having a hard time rotating during the golf swing and/or your lower back hurts after golf.
Golf swing mistakes it can help improve: Loss of posture, flat shoulder plane, reverse spine angle, early extension, sway, slide.
2. Chest Stretch:
Good for you if: You have bad posture, your chest muscles are tight, you have C-posture.
Golf swing mistakes it can help improve: Loss of posture, flying elbow, chicken winging, early extension, flat shoulder plane, reverse spine angle.
3. Lat Stretch:
Good for you if: You are having a hard time rotating, moving your upper and lower body separately, lifting your arms overhead.
Golf swing mistakes it can help improve: Loss of posture, flat shoulder plane, early extension.
4. Cervical Rotations:
Good for you if: You are having a hard time rotating during the golf swing, and have tightness/pain in the neck.
Golf swing mistakes it can help improve: Loss of posture, early extension, reverse spine angle, sway, slide.
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