The 90-90 Stretch Exercise is a great way to open up your chest and back, helping you to make a better turn for a more powerful golf swing.
The 90-90 Stretch Exercise forms part of the Golf Recovery & Regeneration series of innovative and dynamic exercises that will help to improve the health and quality of your muscle tissues and joints, helping you to perform better on and off the golf course.
- Start by lying on the floor on your right side, with your arms out straight in front of your chest, hands together, shoulders vertical. Your right leg should be straight out in line with your body, and your left leg out in front of you, bent at the knee, with your left hip flexed at about 90 degrees. Press your left knee into the ground.
- Keep your left knee and right arm pressed on the ground, and your hips still, as you rotate your chest and straight left arm back to your left, trying to put both shoulders flat on the ground.
- Slowly exhale, feeling the stretch, and return to the starting position.
- Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.
- Switch sides and repeat.
Your chest should feel tall, with no sense of your torso being flexed or “crunched”. Fire the muscles of your back to rotate your upper body. Keep your shoulder blades back and down, your abdominal muscles engaged and your back flat throughout.
You should feel a stretch all the way from your chest down to your groin.
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