As we all go through our years the body naturally becomes less mobile and dynamic movements become trickier. Here are a few exercises based around the demands of the golf swing, which if completed regularly will help us to keep playing golf for many years to come. Try to complete 15 of each exercise 2 to 3 times.
Straight leg deadlift
This exercises aims to strengthen your glutes and back whilst also improving on your hip mobility. Stand tall with your feet shoulder width apart, soft but not hinged knees and roll your shoulders backwards. Keeping your shoulders and knees in this position, hinge from your hips to lower your hands as far as is comfortable. Return back to standing tall by using your glute and back muscles to pull you back upright.
To develop more core strength and hip mobility lay on your back with your head shoulders and lower back on the ground. Start with both feet up in the air and whilst keeping it as straight as possible slowly lower your right leg down as far as you can, pause for 1 seconds and pull it back up to the start. Repeat on the left again keeping it as straight as you can.
Thread the needle stretch
Brilliant for improving rotation in your upper back. Start on your hands and knees with a neutral spine. Take your right hand under your left arm as far away from you as you can. From here slowly lower your right shoulder down to the ground and feel the stretch all through your back. Hold for 15 seconds, swap on to your left side and repeat 3 times.
Here we are developing strength down the side of the body whilst also improving rotational movement to rotate better on our backswing. Sit either on a chair or on the ground, feet in front of you and knees together. Rotate your hands to one side as far as you can whilst following with your eyes to make sure the shoulders rotate as well. Rotate back and forth from each side.