Happy New Year and welcome to week 4 of our Q & A top ten. Many of you email me weekly with questions regarding your fitness routine and how it relates to your golf game. Ive narrowed those questions down to a top ten! Over the next several weeks Ill answer your questions so be sure to read the Fitness section of The Golf Channel each week to see if your question made the top ten! You can find all of the training aids used to demonstrate the exercises in the golf fitnessPro Shop.
Question: Kelly ' Im 57 years old and not as limber as I would like especially in my back. Can you give me some exercises to do?
Brad B '
Answer: Brad ' This is the most common question that I receive due to the impact that the golf swing has on a golfers back!
Here are two exercises to improve your flexibility in your back region:
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 back of the thigh.
Action: Hold the stretch trainer equally on both sides and slowly bend the knee into the chest to create the stretch.
Finish: Release the tension and repeat but the second time increase the stretch.
Flexible low back will promote a fuller turn
Start: Stand with both feet center strap of the Stretch Trainer.
Action: Slowly bend at the waist towards the floor until your torso is parallel to the floor. Slowly round the back upward and pull tension on the stretch trainer.
Finish: When you have reached a comfortable position hold the position and contract the abdomen.
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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.