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Some of the most common things seen with golfers in our clinic is that they tend to compensate their ability to rotate with other joints, causing them to run into muscle strains and aches when trying to get through 18 holes, leaving them with less than ideal scores.
Having a solid training program and warm-up can help certainly guide proper movement patterns and reduce common compensations seen, while also improving overall resilience on the course.
Below we will lay out a basic warm-up and complementary exercises that can help keep your body healthy during the season and help you string better rounds together.
Improving mobility is key to any warm-up. First we want to get the back, hips, and shoulders loose by utilizing three of our favorite moves that can be done right on the course.
*(You can complete the toe touch below by having the heels higher on the slope of the tee box)
A basic 2-day/week training schedule is laid out below with videos to get your started with a general guide. (videos for activities shown below).
*You should take note that if you have any prior injuries or current conditions that restrict your ability to perform these, that you should seek the advice of a medical professional for clearance first.
When performing these, make your way through the first letter block before moving to the next. For example, you will do one set of A1-A3, then rest and repeat until all sets are completed before moving through the B block and so on.
Now you have some moves to put in your arsenal to up your golf game!
If you have nagging injuries or just can't seem to get in the positions you need to for your swing, shoot us a message to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you ASAP so you can enjoy your time on the course.
Dr. Peter Dionisopoulos is the owner and founder of Dynamic Performance & Rehab. He has worked with many high-level athletes and military personnel, but his true passion is to help active adults maintain their lifestyle by providing information and potential solutions to their aches and pains so they can continue with the activities they love.