Golfers should warm up before tee-off
Picture a rubber band that has been frozen. Take
it out of the freezer or snow and now pull it a part. What happens? You
will notice the rubber band breaks or is not as elastic as it would be
if it were warm.
1. Place feet shoulder width a part with hands on hips. Bend forward
for 10 seconds; bend to the left for 10 seconds; bend to the right for
10 seconds; and bend to the back for 10 seconds. Now repeat, but do it
faster and faster. Stay on balance.
2. Balance on your left foot and take your right ankle and rest it on
your left knee. Now bend down slightly and you should feel a stretch in
your right hip-butt area (gluteus medius). Now switch legs by balancing
on your right foot and left ankle resting on your right knee. It looks
like sitting in a chair and resting your ankle on your knee. Like
a man sits. Only difference is you are balancing. Do this 15 seconds
3. Now take your driver out, place it on your shoulders and twist from
side to side. Instead of only doing this a few times, stay with it while
increasing speed for at least one minute. The idea is to almost break
Trevor Crafton holds a masters degree in Kinesiology from Indiana University, Bloomington and an A.C.E. certification in personal training. He is currently doing off-season training with all age groups with a focus on aspiring young golfers in a four county area at Cozy Acres Golf Complex. He has begun to do personal training and is planning several group workshops during the winter months. These training sessions include all sports, not just golf. Call him at (812) 273-3137.