Golfer-Health Series: Stretching Routine for More Power and Less Injuries
In Part 2 of our Golfer-Health Series we’re discussing how stretching can keep our bodies limber and injury-free during both the season and off-season. More flexibility will increase your range of motion that helps improve power and will lead to a more consistent golf swing.
Phil Davies has a Sports Science Degree specializing in Exercise Physiology and Training Methods from Edge Hill University in the UK and recommends this static stretching program to be done to a minimum 3 days a week and not immediately before a round. Static stretching can cause muscle fatigue similar to lifting weights and demands a recovery period to help mend the muscles, so best to do these on your non-golf days of after the round.
To get warmed up before a round, Davies recommends this Warmup Routine of dynamic stretches that will prime your body for the game ahead.
Here’s a look at the Static Stretching program: