Do you want to know how to improve your golf swing in just a matter of minutes? Read this article, and follow the secrets below!
No matter what your sport, and no matter if you are a novice or an expert, flexibility will have a direct effect on your sport performance. Did you know that a warm-up followed by stretching prior to activity will allow the joints and soft tissue to travel through a greater range of motion, will allow for a stronger contraction, and will decrease the risk of injury?
Leading research (A. Fradkin, Bloomsberg University of Pennsylvania) suggest that those who warm-up and stretch are up to nine times less likely to be injured! If we look at sports specific evidence, a study in 2004 that examined golfers who routinely did dynamic warm-up exercises (stretching while moving) and practice swings increased their club head speed and on average decreased their handicaps by seven strokes over seven weeks. An amazing and simple way to improve your golf swing– and yet did you know there is yet another survey that showed of 304 recreation golfers, only 1/3 regularly included warm-ups and stretching!
So lets get started and improve your golf swing! A warm-up should include an aerobic activity that literally warms the body and elevates the heart rate. This could be a brisk walk for 5-10 minutes including dynamic stretches of the torso and shoulders – prior to starting on the green. Challenge yourself to stay warm and flexible as you progress through the course by including “mini” warm-ups and stretches. For some sport-specific warm-up and stretch ideas, Google “dynamic stretching golf” or visit Legacies Sports Massage & Chiropractic in Surrey and download this article with “key” stretch pictures.