Many of you want to warm up before golf, but you're not quite sure what to do.
Today's tip will bring some clarity on the perfect Golf Warm Up.
According to a study produced by the British Journal of Sports Medicine, a dynamic warm up can have a significant impact on your clubhead speed.
In fact, following a study conducted on 20 golfers of matching gender, age and handicap, it appears those who performed dynamic warm up stretches as opposed to those who did nothing before play, clubhead speed was increased by over 24%!
Studies similar to the one just mentioned have shown that the best way to warm up just prior to a round of golf is through the use of dynamic stretches.
Dynamic stretches are those that keep the body in constant motion. They are not stretches which you hold for 10, 20 or even 30 seconds.
These are stretches you hold for no more than 1 to 2 seconds and keep your body temperature warm with fluid movements.
Take a look at one of my favorite "on course" stretches below. Try it before your next game and see what you think.
To perform this exercise...Place both hands over your head while grasping the club slightly further than shoulder width apart. Cross left leg over the top of right leg and bend forward from the hip while keeping a straight back. Hold for the count of 1-2 seconds, then switch legs. Repeat this stretch about 10 times.
Here's a picture of a golfer performing this stretch...
That stretch was from a good friend & colleague of mine Susan Hill. And Susan has some great golf fitness programs that will help you to stay injury free, hit longer drives and enjoy playing golf more.
There are plenty of Dynamic Stretch routines out there, find one that works for you and more importantly, do it before EVERY round!!!
Helping you get the golf swing and game you've Always Imagined!
Daniel is the Head of Golf Instruction at IMAGEN Golf and Best Selling Author of "Unleash The Golfer Within".