If you want to increase the power and range of motion of your swing, then you must definitely try out some stretching exercises to improve your game, as well as to prevent any jerks that you may experience during the game. Doing some stretching exercises regularly helps to prevent any internal injury that may occur due to sudden strain while playing golf. Various types of stretching exercises significantly help to improve golf maneuvers of any golfer. Alternate practice of dynamic and static stretches increases the flexibility of muscles, thus enabling correct swing power, and at the same time helps in maintaining the energy level of the player. Warm up before golf, increases the endurance level of the golfer.
An ideal warm up regime would be of 15 to 20 minutes consisting of some simple but effective stretching exercises. Mentioned below are some exercises that you should include in your regime:
Brisk Walking: Walking with low skips for 3-5 minutes warms up the body and prepares and loosens any stiffness in the muscles.
Squatting with the help of a support: Squatting is another form of popular exercise that is helpful for golfers. It elevates the heart rate and increases blood flow in the whole body, thus preparing it for the action. The support can be anything like a short club. While squatting, you must remember that you must squat till your thighs are parallel with the ground. Repeat the exercise approximately 15 times. For a change, you can also try single leg squat using a support. Lift one leg at a time while you use a golf club as a support and place it on the opposite knee. Try to make an angle of 90 degrees. Now squat till the knee of the leg supporting the other leg is parallel with the ground.
Arm Swings: Stand with both your arms by your side. Swing your left arm in clockwise and anticlockwise directions for at least 30 seconds. Similarly swing your right arm. This will help you in achieving the correct swing which you desire in your game to get the required length. It is a great exercise for avoiding any injuries in arms and is a must for all golfers.
Some other popular exercises are waist rotations, bends, shoulder stretching, wrist rotation and leg swings. All or some of the exercise forms if incorporated in the warm up regime will definitely prove useful for any player. So get ready for some warm up sessions before you jump into action