This week targets five components of the Total Golf Fitness Workout:
1. Increases flexibility in the hamstrings, adductors and back muscles.
2. Increases range of motion in the torso and thoracic spine
3. Strengthens the oblique abdominals.
4. Strengthens the shoulder muscles, arms and wrists.
5. Increases breathing awareness
Note: Par level students will practice this pose without the strength tubing. Incorporate the strength tubing for Birdie and Eagle levels.
Place the left foot approximately four feet in front of the right. Revolve the right foot inward. The left foot is placed parallel to the edge of the yoga mat. Draw the navel towards the spine engaging the core. Slide the left hand down the left leg and feel the stretch in the inner thighs and hamstrings. Hold for five breaths.
Rotate the torso allowing the chest and abdominals facing the floor. Extend the arm and spread the fingers wide or grip the handle on the tubing. Focus on maintaining the torso and arm as one, solid unit.
Inhale deeply as you engage the core, exhale and rotate the torso towards the ceiling. Repeat five times and switch sides.
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Editor's Note: Katherine Roberts, founder of Yoga for Golfers, has 20 years of experience in fitness training, yoga studies, professional coaching and motivation. Katherine welcomes your email questions and comments, contact her at Katherine@KRTotalFitness.com or visit www.KRTotalFitness.com.