Golf Fitness QA - Week 3

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Welcome to week 3 of Golf Fitness Q&A! Low back and shoulders are our question topics for this week! I have taken your questions and categorized them from the most common to the not so common. I will be answering 2 per week along with demonstrations using different types of equipment. If you need any of the training aids that will be used in this series, simply visit the golf fitness Pro Shop! If you are just joining us, you can refer to weeks 1-2 to see if your questions were answered!

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Question:
Kelly I need exercises for my low back. It starts to bother me on the back nine. Thank you. Derek - Atlanta, GA

Answer:
Derek ' The most common injury I see on and off the TOUR is low back. This exercise will improve strength and flexibility for your low back which will help to eliminate discomfort and injuries! Repeat this exercise 2-3 days a week!

Stabilized Superman

Stabilized Superman


Repeat the exercise slow and controlled for 1 minute.

Question:
As I come through the ball and turn my hands over, I notice my right shoulder starts to ache after a few holes. Lisa ' Boca Raton, FL

Answer:
Lisa ' External rotations will help with this problem. Keep the hand weights light 3 to 5 pounds at the most! Repeat these 2-3 times a week and youll start to develop more strength in your shoulders.

External Shoulder Rotations

External Shoulder Rotations


Repeat the exercise slow and controlled for 1 minute.

Kelly
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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.