When I stretch my clients I like to work the body from the larger muscle groups and core to the smaller muscle groups, incorporating dynamic movements. This method raises the bodys temperature and increases the heart rate. Additionally my new program called The Roberts Flex-Fit Method (RFFM) is designed to bring more balance to the body. We stretch and strengthen the muscles of the front body as well as the muscles of the back body. For more information on RFFM check out my new book with Hank Haney, Swing Flaws and Fitness Fixes @ www.KRFlexFit.com
Guidelines for success
Lets get started with stretches for the quads, hamstrings and glutes.
I call this exercise articulating bridge because you articulate each segment of your spine independently. This is essential for creating more flexibility in the spine and supports more movement in the lumbar spine and hips, helping you generate more power through the hips.
|Standing quad stretch|
Place your strap in your left hand and around the top of your left foot. Place your right hand on the back of a chair or a golf club. Note: This is a great stretch for the course when you feel you are getting tight in the hips or quads.
|Standing glute stretch with golf club|
Place your right ankle over your left knee. Support your balance by using a golf club. Bend your left knee and sit down as you bring your chest towards your shin. Hold for five breaths, repeat three times and switch sides.
|Supine hamstring stretch with spinal rotation|
Begin on your back and place the strap around your right foot. Extend your right leg towards the ceiling while your left leg extends towards the floor. Flex both quads and flex the feet towards you. Hold for five breaths. Extend your right leg to the right, keeping your left hip / glute connected to the floor. Hold for five more breaths.
Next week we continue our flexibility program by targeting the hips and back.