Golf Fitness on the Go - Week 5

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This week we will concentrate on exercises for your trunk and hip girdle. Flexibility in these areas will promote more power behind the ball.
 
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.
 
Stretch Trainer

 
All 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!
 
CROSS HIP

Cross Hip stretch

Start: Lie on your back with both knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Cross one leg over the opposite and place the ankle over the opposite knee.
 
Action: Slowly raise the foot off the floor with the knee bent towards your chest. Place your hands around your thigh to increase the stretch.
 
Finish: Hold for 30 seconds and repeat. Repeat to the opposite side.
 
LOW TRUNK

Low Trunk stretchLow Trunk stretch

Low Trunk stretch

Start: Lie back with both knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Pull the right leg to the chest and wrap the center of the stretch trainer around the arch of the foot.
 
Action: Straighten the right leg holding on to both loops equally and slowly pull the leg towards the chest. Hold both loops in the left hand, straighten the opposite leg and extend the right arm to the side. Slowly drop the extended leg to 10 oclock ( picture shows 9 oclock) and turn the head to the right. (picture 3 shows finish position from opposite side)
 
Finish: Hold for 30 seconds, release the tension and repeat but the second time increase the stretch. Repeat to the opposite side.
 
Note: If you already have a Stretch Trainer you can now get the Flexibility for Your Game DVD that accompanies this piece of equipment.
 

Click here for training aids from the Golf Fitness Pro Shop!

 
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  • Golf Fitness on the Go - Week 1
  • Golf Fitness on the Go - Week 2
  • Golf Fitness on the Go - Week 3
  • Golf Fitness on the Go - Week 4
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