Wednesday’s golf exercise is focused on the lower body. The muscles in the lower body play a critical role in stability and generating power. The most important muscles would be your hamstrings and quadriceps. By strengthening your hamstrings and keeping them flexible, you can maintain your golf posture and help prevent the common “golfers low back” injury.
As for your quadriceps, they help maintain knee flexion throughout your golf swing. Posture positioning throughout your golf swing is key, so it’s important to strengthen and stretch these areas. MaxWell Medical is providing you with effective exercises to help you HIT THE GREEN!
Lower Body – Maintain proper golf posture, knee flex and injury prevention.
Exercise – Dumbbell Lunges
- Choose dumbbells of a weight that will enable you to complete the exercising sets you have chosen. Trial and error will be required to settle on a suitable weight. Start with a light weight.
- Stand up straight with a dumbbell in each hand. Hang arms at your sides. Palms should face the thighs. Feet should be a little less than shoulder width apart.
- Take a big step forward (with either leg) while bending at the knee until the front thigh is approaching parallel to the ground, and the rear leg is bent at the knee and balanced on the toes. Don’t let the knee go past the tip of the toes. This can aggravate the knee joint if done too much.
- Step back to your starting position and repeat the motion with the other leg, alternating legs until the exercise program set is complete
Stay tuned for Thursday’s exercise that will help you Shrug It Off!
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