Are you tired of letting lower back pain and stiffness hinder your golf swing? It’s time to unlock the true potential of your game by increasing your core and hip strength, and spine and hip mobility. Not only will this help alleviate strain on your lower back, but also enhance your overall performance in golf.
Here are four key steps to get you started on the path to a pain-free swing:
1. Activate Your Glutes
Strong glutes are the foundation of a stable spine and golf swing. Incorporate exercises like Bridges, Clam Shells, and Side Leg Lifts into your routine to build strength in this crucial area.
2. Engage the Transverse Abdominis
Often referred to as the body’s natural weight belt, the transverse abdominis plays a pivitol roe in stabilizing the spine. Focus on exercises like Pelvic Tilts, Bird Dogs, and Dead Bugs to target and strengthen this deep-seated muscle.
3. Prioritize Thoracic Spine Mobility
A mobile thoracic spine allows for a smoother, more fluid swing motion. A lack of mobility in the thoracic spine creates overuse of the lower back. Incorporate stretches and exercises that promote rotation in the upper back, such as thoracic rotations and foam rolling.
Investing in golf fitness not only alleviates pain, but also amplifies your game. Imagine swinging effortlessly, free from the limitations of lower back discomfort. Give these four simple steps a try to start your journey towards a stronger, pain-free game!
If you try these exercises and you find them to be too challenging or uncomfortable, do not continue, until you have consulted with your physician. All exercises for golf should be customized to your needs after a proper evaluation.
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