Many of our day-to-day activities create stiffness and tightness in ways we don’t pay attention to. Hunching over a computer keyboard or driving a car, for example.
Most of us don't typically perform movements with big sweeping ranges of motion. But, that’s exactly what we need to do to naturally improve flexibility.
If you want more distance, you need more speed. Better flexibility will help you get there.
Know Where You're Flexible...And Where You're Not
You can see it on the practice range on every golf course in the world. A lack of flexibility means a limited range of motion.
A golfers brain and body will conspire and compensate and try and get that club head squarely on the ball at impact - whatever it takes.
A common culprit we see a lot is a set of tight hamstrings. You need more flexibility in your hamstrings in order to help lengthen them and create more space in your golf swing.
Low back is another common offender. Low backs tend to tighten, effectively shortening the muscles. This creates a limited or restricted ability to have a good posture. We tend to see a C-posture with people who have tight low backs.
Lack of external and internal rotation of the shoulders also comes up often. Many great swing coaches and teachers want your back toward the target line at the top of your backswing. Limited flexibility here means the arms tend to keep moving while the torso gets stuck.
Let's Get To Work
Check out this article for 3 simple exercises you can do every day around your home or office. You’ll be surprised at how much a bit of work every day will help you move better, swing better, and have more fun when you get out on the course!