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Upper body stretches for golf

A lot of times I have golfers and other clients that come to me and I find out that they’re having trouble moving in their upper body or even rotating
for their golf swing because of their lats being very, very tight.

Why?

Because they’re sitting behind a desk all day. They’re sitting in the car, they’re sitting at the computer. There’s always in this position, but then try to rotate for their golf swing as soon as they go. Oh, this isn’t letting them rotate. Or they try to come back and this is stopping them. So because they can’t get that full rotation and feel the stretch in their laps, they stop short, they overswing, and they come over the top.

Oh my gosh. I could just keep going on and on about how many swing volts happen as a result of tight let quick easy moves when you’re on the golf course before you go out to play to stretch out your lats.

Here we go, upper body stretches.

I’m going to stand here right behind my back and put my hands right on the bag because I like to have my hands a little higher, take my feet a little bit wider, and unlock the knees.

For these upper body stretches, I want to try to keep the legs out of this and you’re going to try to flatten your hips back flat in your back. See if you can bring your ears in line with your elbows. And then if you’re really good, can you bring your ears below your elbows? And I don’t know if you can see that or not, but I’m trying to move my lats around.

Remember, when doing these upper body stretches keep your knees a little bit bent. That’s going to protect your back and your spine. You’re going to look up and see how far you can turn your head. And then you’re going to come back to even.

Oh, I feel loose already.

I’m ready to hit it on the green.

To learn more about Mindi visit her website at fitforgolfusa.com.

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Mindi Boysen

Mindi Boysen, TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) Level III certified Golf Fitness Specialist and owner of “Fit For Golf! Fit For Life!”, is an internationally recognized golf fitness professional with 28 years of experience. She is also a nationally certified Lifestyle/Weight Management Consultant and personal trainer who specializes in functional, Pilates-based and sport-specific training. She currently is endorsed by multiple private golf clubs in North Phoenix/Scottsdale and was the Official Fitness Partner of the Arizona Women’s Golf Association for 10 years.

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