Feeling a little tired after your round? Make it a thing of the past and start feeling amazing after every game with some quick and simple adjustments to your post-round routine! Watch Certified Golf Fitness Specialist Elise Lobb Dzingel break them down for you.
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Hi everyone. My name is Elise Lobb Dzingel, and I am a certified golf fitness specialist. So what if I told you after every single golf round you played, you would feel amazing? Well, look no further, because if you incorporate these three exercises into your routine, you’ll feel great.
All right. So, I know post-round golf, sometimes you’re a little bit tired. But a few more minutes just added to your routine, we’re going to do some stretches. The first is one of my favorites; I like to do is the windmill. We’re going to be separating our feet and putting our hands up. We’re going to go our right hand to our left foot. This stretches our hamstring and our hips, which are very key to a golf swing. You can do this about 10 to 15 times, or as much as you need to get that good stretch.
My next exercise is for the IT band and from the side, since your swing, you use a lot of those side muscles. We’re going to be crossing our feet over, reaching our hand up and over. The key to get a really good stretch is to dig those heels into the ground and really get a good stretch over it. On the other side, stretching over, really digging those heels. I feel like when you dig those heels a lot, you get the most benefit out of it.
For my last exercise, I have the figure-four stretch. You can do this lying down, but I will be doing it standing up with the help of my friend, the golf club. We’re going to take either leg you start with first. I’m going to start with the left, crossing over above your knee, getting a nice, good squat. This really works on your hips and your glutes, which I mean, I even like doing this during my round of golf too, but key for after golf as well. Hold this for about 10 to 15 seconds. Like I always say in all my videos, listen to your body. So if you need a little bit longer, need a little bit shorter, do what’s best for you.
Remember, it’s so important to add these exercises into your post-round golf routine so you’re ready to go the next day.