Yoga and Stretching for Golf

With golf season just a month away, I need to step up my fitness game and focus on getting ready for my first swing of the season. I already train aerobically and strength training (not golf specific) 4 to 5 days a week, however I am lax on my flexibility training. So I have decided (starting today) to start my 30 flexibility challenge where I will stretch or do yoga for at least 10 minutes a day. My goal will be for 30 minutes, but I am trying to be realistic about my time commitments.

I have stretched or performed yoga on and off over the years. I understand the importance of how it applies to my overall good health and mental well-being. Unfortunately, I fall into the 63% of golfers from time to time and have decided to make a change.

After some research, I have decided to start with Kathrine Roberts series of yoga videos designed to improve my flexibility. Roberts is a top 50 Best Golf Fitness Professionals as voted by Golf Digest, 2017-2018. Her website is Yoga for Golfers. It has all the videos and so much more. Her YouTube Channel has most of the videos broken down into short 2 to 3 minutes with focus areas. If you want more information, I suggest you check out her YouTube Channel called Kathrine RobertsAdditionally, I am not affiliated with Katherine Roberts or PGA of Canada. 

Here are a couple of quick videos of what you can expect from Yoga for Golfers:

I am excited to start my flexibility journey today as I know it will help me play pain and injury free golf! It will increase my range of motion and that is always a good thing for any golfer. As I continue my journey to be a scratch golfer, flexibility training must be part of the solution, so to it starts.

I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!

Disclaimer: It is important to realize that I am not a health professional or trainer. I am a regular golfer who is looking to improve my game and decided to use these videos because of their connection with PGA of Canada. If you decided to embark on any physical training you should always consult your physician or other healthcare provider before changing your diet or starting an exercise program. The information provided is for general interest only and I am presenting it as something I am doing to improve my golf game; if you decide to use it, then you do at your own risk.

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4 thoughts on “Yoga and Stretching for Golf

  1. Jim,

    I stretch everyday! Sometimes twice per day. Always learning new ways to do it through my physio and also Shannon at DM Golf Performance. I would hate to see what kind of condition I’d be in if I didn’t do this, lol

    Cheers
    Josh

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  2. At present, I just do the exercises my docs gave me when i got shoulder lock early last year. And I’ve added just a couple variations to the routine that I decided would be good for golf. Resistance training with a big elastic band to help keep my ability to turn in tact. That’s one thing I noticed as my dad got older. His swing got shorter and less effective as he aged and I’d like to try and keep that from happening as long as possible.

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