Every golfer should be able to do this Mobility Move
A warm up period is a necessary and important part of every golf fitness workout. It is something that every golfer should do whether you are a weekend warrior or professional golfer.
The objective is to prepare both your body and mind for the work ahead while establishing a precedent for a safe and effective workout.
Taking just a few extra minutes each workout creates an environment for increased productivity and physical and psychological awareness. The warm up increases the blood flow to the active muscle tissue, increases your cardiovascular system’s ability to perform work, increases your metabolic rate and soft tissue flexibility.
Your body performs better when your core temperature is warmer and your body is more relaxed and ready for action. A proper warm up can last anywhere between 5 to 20 minutes.
While many trainers still suggest a brief cardio warm up like 5 or 10 minutes on a treadmill or bike, you will see today’s top golf trainers suggesting something quite different.
You will see the majority of golf pros doing simple mobility moves just before their main workout.
Here’s a quick sample.
Side to Side leg Swings: Stand facing a wall for support. Extend one leg to the side as far inward as possible, then back out as far as possible. Switch to the opposite leg and continue swinging side to side trying to increase your range of motion over time.
Try 10 swings inward and 10 swings outward on each leg. Remember to start slow and see where your natural range of motion is, then try to improve it with each swing without straining or pushing yourself too far. It should be an easy natural rhythmic movement that slowly increases with more repetitions.