By Kirsten Hinz, Certified Yoga for Golfers Instructor
Regulation play requires that you can carry up to 14 clubs in your bag. Yet, the most important club in your bag is your body. If your body cannot perform optimally, it doesn’t matter how many sessions you take with a pro or how much money you spend on a new driver. Your body is your secret weapon for getting/staying in shape and shooting lower scores. Continue reading Want to Improve Your Golf Game? Try Yoga!
The professional baseball season is in full swing (bad pun!), and that signals the start of youth & bar leagues. Baseball involves a lot of rotational movements, especially through the trunk (from your shoulders to your hips). The exercises below are good for building rotational strength and stability. Do them slowly and deliberately to avoid injury. Remember: if you or your child have been hibernating for the last few months, it’s best to start light until your body remembers what exercise feels like.
Note: These exercises are also good for you golfers out there.
Alternating lunges with a trunk twist exercise:
Cable twist exercise:
Remember to keep your core tight for both of these exercises. The old adage “practice like you play” doesn’t apply here, so go slowly with the rotations. We know you aren’t going to swing a bat or golf club slowly, but rotating slowly is going to build the strength you need to swing quickly.
“Those who do not find time for exercise will have to find time for illness.” -Earl of Derby