You already know that it’s a good idea to warm up before playing a round of golf. You play better and have fewer aches and pains after.
The problem is that the warm-up you usually do either takes too long or is inconvenient to do.
What you need are a few key exercises that you can do right from home (and even some you can do on the course) to help make sure that you are moving well before you play.
What Exercises to do before you play golf:
In today’s video, Coach Bradley is going to show you exactly what you need to do before you tee off to improve your golf game.
We wanted to keep it simple but effective, so here are three easy-to-do exercises that will:
- Improve your rotation
- Open up your hips and upper back
- Wake up your core
- Active your hips to increase swing speed
Watch below to see what you can do to improve your game by including these in your warm-up routine:
Now this is obviously not everything that you could do, so if you are looking to get a more complete warm-up, check out our “Best Workouts for Your Golf Game” video series to learn the exact steps you need to take to improve your game.
Yes, strength and power are important on the golf course, but so is mobility – and that’s exactly where you need to focus your warm-up.
Why is Mobility so Important?
By activating certain muscles and getting them warmed up and loose, you are ensuring that you will get the most out of your time on the course.
Don’t let the first three holes be your warm-up. Instead, show up on the course ready to play well from the very first swing.
A good golf swing requires large, sweeping movements from several different muscle groups.
If you do not have a full range of motion, your golf swing will suffer.
Furthermore, you need all these muscle groups to work together to make sure you’re executing your best possible swing.
But don’t worry…a full golf warm-up doesn’t have to take a long time.
By doing the right things, in the right order, you can get a lot done in a short amount of time.
Stay Sharp on the Course:
Golf is a great way to get out in the summer and stay active. Adding the warm-up above and keeping these tips in mind will help you make the most of your time on the course.
Drink lots of water: On a normal day, you should try to drink half your body weight in ounces of water, but when you’re out in the sun for hours, you will probably need more. Make sure to bring lots of water to support your hydration. This will help your body and brain function at their best!
Stretch while you wait: Incorporating these stretches while you wait for your turn to swing will help keep your body loose and ready, especially if you are using a golf cart to get from hole to hole.
Wear sun protection: Make sure to wear sunscreen, a hat, and light layers that will keep you cool while still protecting you from the sun. Nothing is worse than having to miss your next golf day because of a bad sunburn, and your skin will thank you!
Interested in learning a complete workout program that not only helps you improve your golf game but also helps you to lose weight, tone up, and boost energy?
Check out our 28-Day Kickstart Program, where you will learn the exact exercises you need to get you to your goals.
In this program, you will get:
- Info on how to improve your golf game through exercise
- 2-3 personal training sessions weekly to teach you the exact exercises you need to get results
- A simple meal plan
- 1-on-1 success coaching to help guide you as you work to change your diet, exercise, and lifestyle habits
If you want to set yourself up for success, click here to learn more and take back control of your health and fitness today!
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