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Eliminate Pain From Your Golf Game

Attention Golfers: Eliminate Pain From Your Golf Game!

90% of golfers on average miss 3 weeks per year of golfing due to pain. I’m here to give you 3 strategies to practice that will help you either prevent pain from happening during golf or relieve pain that you currently might be having during golf.  I hope you enjoy.

The three most important areas in the body that must move optimally for walking and running are:

  1. Ankle
  2. Hips
  3. Upper Back

Optimal means that they are mobile and stabile in all three planes of motion.  The mobility and stability must be adequate enough to control the forces that are given to it.  The Three exercises to improve these areas are also designed to address the common problems that develop.

#1 The Ankle

During the golf swing the ankle must be very mobile.  If the mobility decreases the body will have no choice but to compensate and have other parts of the body move more.  When other body parts are asked to move to much they begin to get stressed and inflamed and painful.  Here is a quick strategy to get your ankle moving better.

Golf 1

How to do it:

  1. The right foot is flat on the ground and pointing straight forward
  2. The left foot steps across the body and is rotated to the right
  3. The arms holding a golf club also rotate with the left foot to the right
  4. Repeat 10-15 reps and then switch legs

#2 The Hips

By far the most common area that effects the golf swing is limited hip rotation.  Here is a very easy movement that will begin to increase hip rotation.

Golf 2

How to do it:

  1. Holding the golf club in both hands, the right hand is turned up toward the ceiling
  2. The right foot steps or lunges to the right 135 degrees
  3. Drive the club into left rotation using the left hand
  4. Repeat 15-20 times then switch sides

#3 The Upper Back

If the upper back doesn’t rotate during the golf swing other parts of the body will be forced to rotate to much.  Try this very effective movement to increase rotation of the upper back.

Golf 3

How To Do It:

  • Stand like you would during a tee off position
  • Hold golf club in both hands with the side you are rotate to turn that hand palm up
  • Push the club into right rotation using the left hand
  • Repeat 20-25 times then switch sides

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