Club Golfer CD

Stretching

Stretching and Warming Up for Golfers

Introduction
As seen at tournaments, on practice ranges, on the first tee at golf courses and on TV telecasts there is a heavy emphasis now being placed on stretching for golf.

It has been scientifically proven that a muscle tissue itself will work to maximal function if maximally stretched. Stretching is beneficial to everyone but there are unique benefits to the golfer, and it is essential component of a golf specific fitness regime.

Stretch Gluteous Maximus

Signs and symptoms of muscle tightness in the golfers are as follows:

  1. The affected muscles feel tight and in spasm. Localised pain in the upper trapezius (neck and shoulder muscle) can cause neck and shoulder pain further tightness may lead to referred pain (pain occurring in another area, other then site of tightness) eg. Intense upper trapezius muscle spasms lead to pain in the back of the head leading to headaches or even migraines.
  2. Muscle tightness can also lead to reduced movement, eg. hip tightness, causing reduction of smooth efficient movement at the hips in the golf swing, which leads to hip slide.
  3. This in turn can lead to reduction in rotation in the golf swing
Excessive movements and tightness can have an adverse affect on swing plane, eg: Tight pectorals causing the club to come inside the swing

Followed by...

  • Stretching and warming up for golfers
  • Do’s and Don’ts of stretching for golfers
  • Principles of hold/ relax techniques
  • Hamstring stretch.
  • Muscles of the outside leg.
  • Stretching of the glutei muscles
  • Ilio psoas
  • Piriformis muscle
  • Levator scapulae and upper trapezius muscle

For further enquiries email golfphysio@golfmed.net


Introduction | The Golf Fitness System Level 1
The Golf Fitness System Level 2
| Training for Golf | The Body and Golf
"Get Fit for Golf" books - Part 1 and Part 2
| Club Golfer CD

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