Many golf lovers may find it difficult to get the perfect golf swing. This could likely be a result of lower back pain, caused by sitting for extended lengths of time. Read the article below to learn about an effective stretch that is used to relieve back pain and improve your golf game.
Golfers need to be flexible and mobile in order to have an efficient golf swing, but that can be hard to do when we’re sitting for hours on end at a desk.
Sitting all day is detrimental to our bodies for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the fact that your muscles tend to shorten, especially around your lower back and hips. This tightness can contribute to swing flaws like S-Posture and early extension.
This phenomenon is known as Lower Cross Syndrome (LCS). LCS occurs when a muscle is contracted for an extended period of time and causes a weakening of the muscles on the opposite side of the body.
Luckily, stretching for a few minutes a day can loosen your hip flexors and stop them from pulling on your lower back, which should loosen up your golf swing.
The stretch, deemed the most important lower back stretch you can do, is pretty easy and requires no equipment. All you really need is a wall.
Get your knee into the corner of the wall, or as close to it as you can, and get your other leg up.
It might be hard at first, so you might need to bend forward, but eventually, as the muscles loosen up you can straighten.
Why does this work so well to loosen your lower back?
The hip flexors attach to the spine, and when they’re tight, they cause a lot of back problems.
Doing this stretch for two minutes per side daily will help keep your hip flexors loose. This means less low back pain and more flexibility to turn in your golf swing.
A bigger turn can help power up your swing, so don’t sleep on this stretch.