The execution of the golf swing places large amounts of stress on the lower back. And over time the lower back becomes fatigued. This results in a decrease in performance and possible injury. Lower back injuries are fairly common. While not all lower back injuries can be prevented, but with the implementation of a lower back flexibility and strengthening program, the possibility of one occurring to you can be greatly reduced.
The article below contains a golf-specific flexibility exercise geared to maintain the range of motion within the lower back and can benefit golfers of all age groups equally. It can help your rotation during the backswing while keeping the musculature of the lower back flexible.
How to perform the workout:
- Begin by lying on your side with the left hip in contact with the floor
- Bend both knees approximately 90 degrees, resting the right knee on top of the left.
- Extend both arms straight out from the shoulders, resting the left arm on the floor, and hands clasped together.
- Begin by slowly raising your right arm off the left.
- Continue to raise and rotate the right arm until it is resting on the floor opposite your left arm
- Hold this position for 20-30 seconds, and repeat the exercise sequence by lying on your right side.