Flex-Fit golf fitness: Facilitating Better Balance
This week we continue with our Flex-fit program, targeting better balance. I believe working on balance should be done everyday as balance is one of the physical attributes we lose with age. Combine last weeks balance exercises with this week and you have a quick series targeting three levels of intensity.
Fitness tip: If you are looking for a comprehensive balance program check out my More Power and Distance DVD and click onto the Progressive Balance Section.
Golf benefits of better balance:
Greater sense of body awareness
Facilitates sense of being grounded and balanced in the address position
Facilitates more fluidity during the dynamic phase of the swing
Develops awareness of weight transfer
Balanced finish position with 90% of your weight on your left side.
Here we go!
Standing balancing quad stretch with golf club:
Par / Birdie Levels:
Using your club for balance place your right foot in your right hand. Tip: keep your knees side by side. Pull your navel in supporting your low back. Press your foot into your hand, hand into your foot and press your heel away from your gluts. Challenge your balance by removing the club. Hold for five to ten breaths and switch sides.
Half moon balancing pose:
Practice this pose with the body touching the wall. Place your right hand on your yoga block, approximately six inches in front of your right foot. Shift your weight into your right leg and lift your left foot off the floor. Tip: Modify this pose by placing your hand on the seat of a chair. Perhaps your foot lifts off the floor a few inches.no worries. Hold for a five to ten breaths and switch sides.
Lift the left leg off the floor and roll the left hip open. Straighten the right leg as you extend the left leg as straight as possible. Tip: Do not arch the back and focus on stretching your hips and adductors. Hold for five to ten breaths and switch sides.
Practice this exercise without the assistance of the wall.
See you on The Turn!
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