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Golf Flexibility Exercise For Lower Back

Aug 17, 2007
A golf flexibility exercise that can release the tension in your lower back can be the silver bullet you've been looking for to improve your golf swing and finally get rid of that nagging back pain!

In fact there is no single genuine golf exercise program that does not include flexibility exercises. That is how critical flexibility training for golf is.

Flexibility programs for golf are becoming very popular, but there are many that do not effectively improve golfers' golf swing and performance. There is a reason this occurs. If flexibility exercises are not are not specific to the golf swing and its physical requirements, they will not be effective in improving golf swing flexibility and range of motion.

There are many types of flexibility exercises for golf. Some of them can comfortably be done in the office while you are still seated on your chair in your workstation. And probably when you have a few minutes to spare or you need to spend a moment or two thinking about something, maybe a decision you have to make. You can easily do your thinking as you execute the simple golf flexibility exercise.

One of the exercises that can be done in this situation is twisting your upper body to reach and touch as far back on one side of the chair as you can. I do this one in my office when I want to take a break from the grind of running my golf training website and shipping products.

Instructions:
* Sit upright in your office chair, with chest high and back straight.
* Reach behind you with one arm, which will rotate your upper body.
* While staying very erect, twist as far as you can go and hold.
* Twist the other way and repeat.
* Go both sides 2-3 times, holding for 10 seconds.

Benefits to the golf swing:
* Increase rotation of trunk for an improve "x-factor".
* Loosen up lower back, to reduce strain and tightness, freeing up golf swing.
* Improve ability to rotate upper body over a "fixed" lower body, like in your swing.

This golf flexibility exercise should be repeated reaching out for the other side of your chair.

There are also golf flexibility exercise that can be done with tubing, and a stability ball. Others are done using a medicine ball. Most of them are described in other golf exercise articles I have written on my site.

The reason why a flexibility exercise program for golf is so effective in improving the golf swing and eliminating back pain is because they put your body in the exact same positions either rotationally or from a golf posture standpoint that stretch the muscles like no other stretch or general exercise program could do.

This will remove the tension in your swing due to restricted muscles, and enable your golf swing to feel more comfortable and free-flowing, allowing maximum clubhead speed and ultimately distance. The results will be quick and dramatic!

There are dozens and dozens of effective golf flexibility exercise for golf that will have a profound impact on your golf swing, game and body. There is no denying golf is a physical game, and you need to work on your "machine" to maximize your results.
About the Author
Mike Pedersen is an internationally known golf performance expert. He is Golf Magazines Golf Performance Expert; as well as GolfIllustrated.com's. He is the founder of the top golf fitness training site on the net at Golf-Trainer.com.
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