Golf Fitness on the Go - Week 6

By Kelly BlackburnJune 29, 2004, 4:00 pm
This week we will concentrate on exercises for your upper legs and abdominals. Flexibility in these areas will promote more stability at address.
 
You will need the Stretch Trainer easily acquired in the Golf Fitness Pro Shop. Many of you will see this product on the Natural Golf Makeover Challenge reality show airing Monday's on The Golf Channel. All Golf Channel viewers receive FREE shipping and handling with this product. The handgrips are designed so you can increase the tension felt in the stretch by changing handgrip position. This also allows you to visually monitor your improvement. The foot strap is designed to grip the shoe so you can change or isolate the stretch by rotating the foot inward and outward. The loops are for positions which require full extension, making it easy on the wrist.
 
Kelly Blackburn with a stretch trainerAll of the exercises will be performed two times using a static technique (no bouncing) before advancing to the next exercise. The stretch will be accelerated slightly farther the second time, which will produce maximum gains in flexibility. Move into each stretch to a comfortable position. Never stretch to the point of pain and hold each stretch, including acceleration, 30 seconds each.
 
Now lets get started!
 
QUADRICEPS

Quad Stretch 01

Start: Sit with your legs extended, feet upright and wrap the center of the stretch trainer across the right ball the foot. Sit upright holding on to both loops of the stretch trainer with the right hand.
 
Action: Slowly roll down onto the left side while simultaneously bending the right knee and pulling the right foot to the buttocks.
 
Quad Stretch 02

Finish: Grab both loops behind the head and gently pull upward to create the stretch. Release the tension and repeat, but the second time increase the stretch.
 
Tips: Keep tension on the stretch trainer to prevent slack in the transition.
Flexible quadriceps improve balance during the golf swing.
 
ABDOMINALS

Abdominals

Start: Lie face down and place your hands palms down on each side of your head for support.
 
Action: Pressing through your palms, bend at the waist arching your back and slowly press upward.
 
Finish: Hold for 30 seconds and repeat.
 

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