Fitness for golfers: Hip mobility

Lifestyle

Improve your hip mobility and set-up posture with these easy pre-round warm up exercises from golf fitness expert Rachael Tibbs

Club hip hinge

Targets

Develops ability to hinge from the hips, which is crucial for set-up and maintaining posture.

Do

Aim to perform 10 reps slowly as part of your pre-round warm up.

Technique

Step 1 – Place your club flat to your back so that one end is in contact with your lower spine and the top end touches your head.

Step 2 – Drive your weight and hips backwards as you flex at the hips, maintaining contact with the club at all times.

Step 3 – Squeeze your buttocks as you return back to a standing position.

Leg swings

Targets

This dynamic stretch prepares the hips, hamstrings and hip flexors.

Do

Aim to perform 10 leg swings on both legs and in both directions.

Technique

Step 1 – Stand on one leg and use a golf club to balance yourself if needed.

Step 2 – Swing your leg across your body and then back out and away from your body so you feel a gentle stretch in the thighs and hips. Maintain your balance and stability as you move.

Rachael Tibbs is a TPI L2 Certified Golf Fitness Professional, who specialises in golf-specific strength and conditioning.

Visit dynamic-golf.co.uk or follow her on Twitter @Dynamic_Golf

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