Side Stretch Golf Warmup Drill

 

This Side Stretch Golf Warmup Drill is from the Golf Practice Planner. I love it because it is quick and easy.

Name
Side Stretch Golf Warmup Drill

Category
Golf Fitness Drills

Difficulty
2 out of 10

Time
5 minutes

Props
Golf Practice Planner.

Overview
Learn how to do the Side Stretch Golf Warmup Drill. The side of the body will get stiff if you don’t stretch it out.¬†Most golfers only hit balls on the range to get loose before playing on the course. That’s a mistake. Before hitting any balls, it’s crucial to stretch out your hands, forearms, shoulders, fingers, triceps, and side of your body.

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Steps

Step 1: Watch
Watch the video.

Step 2: Side Stretch
Stand tall. Spread feet apart. Turn one foot out. Hips pointing straight ahead. Raise arms.

side stretch golf warmup

Tip over as far as you can go. Keep shoulders in alignment with your body. (see the image below). You’ll feel a deep stretch all the way down the side of your torso. Swap sides.

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