One of the Best Golf Stretches for Hips and Back
featuring Lauren McMillin
An Articulating Bridge is a fantastic way to mobilize your spine while also opening up your chest and the hips - but what if you tried it on a foam roller?
Putting your bridge on a moving surface will really amp up your balance, helping you cultivate greater focus as you press your feet down while also building a tremendous amount of strength in the feet, ankles and legs.
Let's try it.
The objective here in addition to all the other cues that go with an articulating bridge, is to try to keep the foam roller steady.
You can use your arms and your hands to push it down into the mat and help you lift up a little bit higher.
How can I Improve my hip mobility for golf?
To improve your hip mobility for golf, you can try incorporating exercises and stretches that target the hip area into your workouts and daily stretching routine as well as before and after a round of golf.
Examples of such exercises include:
If you have any pre-existing injuries or conditions it is recommended to consult with a physical therapist to ensure that you are performing the exercises correctly and safely.
Can golf cause tight hip flexors?
Yes, golf can cause tight hip flexors due to the repetitive motions involved in the golf swing. Poor posture or lack of hip mobility can also contribute to tight hip flexors.
What are the benefits of stretching before playing golf?
Stretching before playing golf can help improve your flexibility and range of motion, which can lead to better swing mechanics and less risk of injury. Learn more in our Should You Stretch Before Golf guide.