Allow approximately 5 minutes to complete the following golf warm up before your next game. Start with the lowest number of repetitions and increase them as you become stronger and more flexible. Remember to always listen to your body, if something hurts or doesn’t feel right stop and continue with the next warm up exercise!
Arm Circles – 20 reps / side
Begin w/ your right arm straight out in front of you, circle it to the back & around in a full circle. Start slowly then as you get warmer, speed up the movement. Complete 1 arm at a time
Standing Twists – 15 to 20 reps
Hold the club on your shoulders. Rotate your torso to the right then all the way around to the left. Focus on keeping the lower body still w/ all the movement coming from your torso.
Wood Chops – 10 to 20 reps
Hold the club straight up and down, perpendicular to the ground then lift it over your head. Simultaneously squat down and bring the club down and through your knees. Make sure your back is flat & your abs are contracted. Stand up & return to starting position.
Side Bends – 10 to 15 reps / side
Hold the golf club with a wider than shoulder grip directly over your head. Bend from your waist to the right as far as you can, feeling a stretch in the left side of the body. Return to starting position. Complete all reps to the right then switch sides.
Stiff Leg Dead Lift – 10 to 15 reps
Hold the golf club at thigh height. Keeping the back flat & knees soft, hinge forward from the hips and lower the torso until you feel a comfortable stretch in the back of the lets, stand up to return to starting position.
Side Lunge – 10 to 15 reps / side
If needed hold onto the golf club for balance, step out to the left into a lunge, keeping the knee over ankle, return to starting position. Complete all reps on the left then switch and lunge to the side on the right.