Staying Flexible Focused on the Course - Week 19

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Welcome to our series Flexible & Focused! With my golf fitness tips you can improve your golf game and increase your fitness level! For this series we are using a regular iron, driver or golf cart for the on course exercises. When you incorporate these exercises while playing, you improve flexibility, decrease the risk of injury associated with your golf swing and increase focus! If you are just joining us, see weeks 1-18 to catch up!
 
Step 1: Do these simple exercises at the tee box while you await your turn to tee off.
 
Step 2: Each week you will have a new exercise. This is a progressive workout which means that every week you will have a new exercise to perform along with the exercise from weeks prior. Execute each stretch to a comfortable position and hold for 20-30 seconds.
 
Step 3: Perform the exercise upon approaching the next tee box to stay flexible and injury free for maximum results!
 
Let’s get started! 

Club Cross Hip Stretch

Club Cross Hip Stretch

Place the feet shoulder width apart and place your 5 iron in front of you with the clubhead facing you for balance. Bending both knees slightly, cross one ankle over the opposite leg just above the knee and slowly descent sitting slightly back to create the stretch. Hold for 20 to 30 seconds. Remember to keep the abdomen tight for support. Repeat to the opposite side.

 
Kelly
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Kelly Blackburn Health & FitnessEditor'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.
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