Reduce Golf Injuries – Upper Body Stretches

June 17, 2012 by  
Filed under Stretching

Article by Sean O’Kelly

Reduce Golf Injuries – Upper Body Stretches – Sports – Golf

Search by Author, Title or Content

Article ContentAuthor NameArticle Title

Home
Submit Articles
Author Guidelines
Publisher Guidelines
Content Feeds
RSS Feeds
FAQ
Contact Us

As golfers, about the most annoying things we have to deal with is injuries associated with the swing movement. When they take place, often only rest will remedy a condition, which takes us from the pastime we love to do. But to eliminate golf injuries, as well as significantly less serious aches and pains, we need to learn what causes these ailments, and then take a preventive maintenance strategy to guarantee a sound body.

As this is a extremely extensive topic, we will on this page deal with the shoulder and back area. The shoulders absolutely are a vital area because of the mobility demanded here. The following exercise really should be done not only at the outset of a round of golf, but before every single tee shot, at the minimum in an abbreviated manner.

1. Grip both ends of the club with an overhand grip.2. Lift the club forward and over your head with the elbows kept straight.3. Shift both hands to the back and behind your head until you feel pressure in your shoulders.4. Hold this position for 20 to 30 seconds, then release.5. Duplicate two or three times.

Don’t go beyond your limits, and do not jerk when you stretch. Look at the way a cat stretches: slow and deliberate.

Another area that i will focus on to eliminate golf injuries is the small of the back. This is perhaps the most vulnerable place for a golfer, since the torque needed in your golf swing puts an abnormal strain on this portion of the body. For this I will propose an exercise on the golf course, and another to do in the home or place of work. Do this on the golf course just before your first shot, and after that as you may feel muscles tense up:

1. Stand straight with back and shoulders relaxed.2. Reach back and interlock your fingers behind you.3. Bend forward at the waste, keeping your back straight.4. Bring your arms up and forward, keeping your hands together. 5. Hold for 10 to 20 seconds, and then release.6. Repeat two or three times.

This exercise is a great help to the upper torso. For some preventive maintenance at home, try this:

1. Take a seat upright in a chair, back straight.2. Reach behind you with your left arm to your right side, turning your torso. Produce torque by holding your right arm against your right leg.3. Hold for ten seconds, and repeat the exact opposite way. Do this each way at least three times.

About the Author

These are just a few examples of exercises that can eliminate golf injuries.  My name is Sean O%u2019Kelly, and I hope that you will consider some of these preventive measures before you miss any time on the golf course.  Click HERE for more training tips and guides, and for an interesting perspective on how to play golf for free, click HERE for a 50 page guide.

Use and distribution of this article is subject to our Publisher Guidelines
whereby the original author’s information and copyright must be included.

Sean O’Kelly



RSS Feed


Report Article


Publish Article


Print Article


Add to Favorites

Article Directory
About
FAQ
Contact Us
Advanced Search
Privacy Statement
Disclaimer

GoArticles.com © 2012, All Rights Reserved.

These are just a few examples of exercises that can eliminate golf injuries.  My name is Sean O%u2019Kelly, and I hope that you will consider some of these preventive measures before you miss any time on the golf course.  Click HERE for more training tips and guides, and for an interesting perspective on how to play golf for free, click HERE for a 50 page guide.












Use and distribution of this article is subject to our Publisher Guidelines
whereby the original author’s information and copyright must be included.

Related Upper Body Stretches Articles

Speak Your Mind

Tell us what you're thinking...
and oh, if you want a pic to show with your comment, go get a gravatar!


9 − six =