Staying Flexible Focused on the Course - Week 20

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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 Calf Stretch

Club Calf Stretch

Hold your club in front of you with the clubhead facing you to prevent slipping. Place one foot back behind you with the heel on the ground. Bend the knee of the front foot and slowly lean forward until you feel a good stretch in the rear calf. Hold for 20 to 30 seconds. Repeat to the opposite side. Hold for 20 to 30 seconds.

 
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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