Easy golf stretches to improve your lower mobility

December 02, 2020 02:21 PM

Morning Read is thrilled to partner with Projct Golf for a new video series on golf and fitness.

If you don’t use it, you lose it, so in this debut video, it's all about moving and "grooving" that lower body. Projct Golf's focus is always on movement quality and efficiency. The better your body moves, the more efficient it can be, leading to a longer, healthier life and golf game. If you don't consistently take your body and joints through full ranges of motion, you can almost guarantee that as you age, you'll start to lose that ability to move the way you need to. 

Host Jordan Jeske also believes that complexity kills execution. So this week, he has three simple but effective exercises that you can do on a daily basis, to help you move, feel and perform better on and off the golf course. 

1) 90/90 hip flow: Taking your hips through internal and external ranges of motion is vital to be able to create a consistent and repeatable swing. Perform 10 reps a side. 1-3x through. 

2) Tall kneeling step-ups: Hip extension is so important for creating a true expression of power in your golf swing These step-ups will help to open up the front of your legs and hip flexors, eventually helping you to create a better impact and finish position in your swing. Perform 10 reps a side, alternating. You also can hold each for 30-60 seconds if you are feeling restricted. 

3) Supported airplanes with hip rotation: Here is where we are creating a little more awareness of how our lower body needs to move during the swing. If we feel unbalanced or restricted in this movement, we will see that in our golf swing. Perform 10 reps per leg. Slow it down and really focus on quality movement. Speed hides inefficiency here. 

Hit the play button above to watch, and look for more new episodes of "Golf Projct" with Morning Read coming soon to MR.TV.

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