Before you head out to the first tee, warm up your body! Grab a club (any club) and try this Pilates for golfers warmup, with four Pilates-based stretches to help you prepare for your game.
PROTRACT RETRACT – Lift your club so that your arms are parallel to the ground. Inhale and protract the scapula forward, widening between the shoulder blades. Exhale and bring the scapulae back to neutral, feeling the opening of the collarbone. Inhale and retract the scapula, bringing the shoulder blades close together. Exhale back to neutral. Repeat 4 sets.
ROTATE – Lift your club so that your arms are parallel to the ground. Take a breath in and as you exhale, rotate the torso in one direction. Inhale and bring torso back to center and exhale and switch directions. Contract your abdominals as you do this. Let your hips move a bit as your rotate. Repeat 4 sets.
LATERAL FLEXION – Lift your club so that your arms are reaching up to the sky but keep them in your line of vision. Reach your arms to the right and side bend the torso on the exhale. Inhale as you bring your torso back to upright. Repeat to the other side. Repeat 4 sets.
PSOAS LUNGE – Lift your club so that your arms are reaching up to the sky but keep them in your line of vision. Lunge forward, making sure the front knee is flexed at 90 degrees and positioned over the heel, and the back leg is bent with the weight over the toes. Engage your glutes to keep your hip bones pointed forward. Exhale as you side bend your torso towards the supporting leg. Inhale as you bring your torso back to upright. Repeat 4 sets. Repeat to the other side.
Get even more out of your golf game by training with our Athletic Conditioning classes, which are starting in June on Mondays and Fridays at 6:30 AM and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:30 PM. MOVE Wellness Studios Wellness also offers a variety of other classes that are a perfect compliment to your golf game, such as Mat Pilates, Yoga, Men’s Flex and Core, and more. Our classes help golfers with balance, flexibility, focus, body awareness, and strength training.
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