August 21, 2010

Why Is Flexibility So Important For Golf?

Stretching is performed for the specific purpose of increasing the functional range of motion around the joints affecting the golf swing.  Flexibility is a key component for a powerful swing.

Limited range of motion contributes to improper mechanics, fatigue, and injury. Without flexibility training, your muscles will shorten over time and so will your swing. Here is a comprehensive list of benefits you’ll see by increasing your flexibility through a regular stretching program.

  • Increases range of motion allowing you to stretch and reach further
  • Improves distance, power, and accuracy
  • Reduces the incidence and severity of low back pain
  • Improves your power in explosive activities
  • Increases improves circulation and blood flow
  • Relieves muscle soreness after intense physical activity
  • Improves posture and muscle balance
  • Increases muscle coordination
  • Promotes a synchronized golf swing
  • Increases neuromuscular coordination
  • Increases level of golf performance


At Fitness For our members have access to dozens of stretches to help you play better golf due to better mobility without the aches and pains.  For specific stretches to focus on parts of the body that are inflexible, or for complete stretching routines to prepare you to practice or play, check out a membership in Fitness For by clicking here.



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