This is hardly a hot take, but it’s still something too many golfers ignore: Mobility is incredibly important for getting the most out of your swing.
Whether you spend 40 hours a week at a desk or you play golf every day, you probably don’t focus enough on your mobility.
If you feel tightness in your hips, aches in your lower back, tension in your neck and shoulders or just feel fatigue after a long day, you could benefit from a good mobility routine.
Any of this sound familiar? If so, it’s a common issue among amateur golfers and weekend warriors. As Rachel Duvall, NASM CPT explains, this happens because sitting messes with your muscles and movement patterns which leads to muscle and joint dysfunction, instability and misalignment. All of this contributes to aches, pains, and could lead to more severe injury down the road.
However, with a simple mobility routine like the one below, you can combat the negative effects of being sedentary, and more importantly, play better golf.
1. 90-90 Hip Stretch: