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Exercises for the adductor (inner thigh) region such as the seated adductor or stability ball adductor lift pictured below require a good stretch of the adductor muscle. Take a minimum of 30 seconds after completing your adductor exercise and stretch your legs using a stretching aid.
The inner thigh (adductor) is crucial to the golf swing because it is part of the hip girdle which helps generate power in your swing.
Start: Sit upright and place the soles of your feet together. Action: Wrap the stretching aid under your feet and gently pull your heels towards the groin area.Finish: Hold for 30 seconds and repeat.
Exercises for the triceps such as the tricep dip, stability ball press, or exertube tricep extension pictured below require a good stretch of the tricep. Take a minimum of 30 seconds after completing your tricep exercise and stretch the tricep region using a stretching aid.
Exercises for the chest such as the seated chest press, stability ball push up, or exertube press pictured below require a good stretch of the chest. Take a minimum of 30 seconds after completing your chest exercise and stretch the chest region using a stretching aid.
Start: Stand with both feet shoulder width apart and hips rotated forward. Place the loop into the right hand and extend the stretching aid overhead. Place the opposite hand behind the back and grip the stretching aid. Action: : Bend the elbow of the extended arm and slowly pull downward on the stretching aid. Finish: Release the tension and repeat but the second time increase the stretch. Tips: Keep the knees and abdomen flexed. Do not arch the back.
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Editor's Note: Kelly Blackburn has traveled the PGA Tour and Champions Tour circuits as a fitness consultant and trainer for 13 years. Kelly welcomes your email questions and comments, contact her at BlackburnOnTour@aol.com. Visit KellyBlackburn.com to learn more about health and fitness for golf.