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Keep Your Edge: Offseason Golf Exercises

By James Daun PT  and Maggie Dodd PT

The fairways are brown.  A thin layer of snow lines the greens. What can you do to get ready for your April tee-off?

During the off-season, it is a good idea to have a safe program of exercises to keep your body flexible and strong so you are ready for April to come. The golf swing combines a unique combination of motions.  Proper execution of the golf swing requires appropriate flexibility and strength.  Keeping that flexibility and strength over the winter can be the key to a good start to the golf season.

STRETCHING- Bicep/Ant Chest Stretch

   

 STRETCHING- Trunk Rotations

   

 STRETCHING- External Rotators

    

 STRETCHING- Sidebend

    

STRETCHING- Anterior Chest Stretch

    

TRUNK STRENGTHENING- 4Pt Arm/Leg Lift

    

FLEXIBILITY- Supine Hamstring Stretch

    

 TRUNK STRENGTHENING- Advanced Bridging

         

TRUNK STRENGTHENING-Isometric Abdominal

    

TRUNK FLEXIBILITY-ANGRY CAT STRETCH

    

FLEXIBILITY- Upper Trapezius Stretch

    

FLEXIBILITY- Inferior Shoulder Capsule Stretch

    

FLEXIBILITY- POSTERIOR SHOULDER STRETCH

    

 FLEXIBILITY-  WRIST FLEXOR/EXTENSOR STRETCH

    

FLEXIBILITY- UPPER THORACIC STRETCH

 SHOULDER STRENGTHENING-Resisted Diagonal

         

 SHOULDER STRENGTHENING- Diagonal Extension

    

SHOULDER STRENGTHENING- External Rotation

    

Maintaining good cardiovascular health is also important on the course. Don't forget to use your treadmill, recumbent bike or elliptical trainer to maintain your endurance at a healthy level.

Remember: It is important to check with your physician before starting any exercise program.

 

DISCLAIMER: This web site contains general medical information and does not replace the medical advice of your physician. If you have questions about your medical condition or exercises, ask your doctor or health care provider.