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Golf Flexibility Exercise - Straight Leg Rotational Hamstring Stretch

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Exercise Targets the Lower Back, Hamstrings
Rotational Hamstring Stretch

The starting position for the Straight Leg Rotational Hamstring Stretch.

Photo Courtesy of BioForceGolf.com; used with permission
The body must move through an extended range of motion for an efficient swing to occur. Much is contingent upon the ability of the body to coil and uncoil during the swing. In order for these two biomechanical actions to occur efficiently, the development of proper flexibility is required.

Too often, amateur golfers lack the flexibility to perform the mechanics of the golf swing correctly. As a result of poor flexibility, they create compensations in the swing. Implementing flexibility exercises into your routine can improve your swing.

One of my favorite golf-specific flexibility exercises is the Straight Leg Rotational Hamstring Stretch. This exercise improves the flexibility in your hamstrings, lower back, and mid-section. All of which are required to be very flexible in order to perform the golf swing correctly.

Here are the steps involved in this flexibility exercise. If you have not performed flexibility exercises before or suffer from lower back pain, I strongly suggest you take it very slowly and do not push yourself. Make sure you are in good health and cleared by your physician before performing this type of activity.

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