The Knee Hug Exercise is a great way to stretch your hamstrings, glutes and hip flexors as you improve your balance.
The Knee Hug Exercise forms part of the Golf Balance series of innovative and dynamic exercises that will develop your balance and body awareness for improved consistency and ball-striking from any lie, and for a more efficient golf swing, enabling you to generate more power while maintaining a solid base of support.
Figure 1. Knee Hug Exercise Video.
- Start by standing in perfect posture, your knees unlocked, your arms at your sides, and your shoulder blades back and down.
- Lift your right knee to your chest and grab below the knee with your hands.
- Pull your right knee as close to your chest as you can while contracting your left glutes.
- Return to the starting position and repeat with the other leg.
- Repeat for the desired number of repetitions with each leg.
Keep your chest up and back straight throughout.
You should feel a stretch through your glutes and hamstrings of your lifted leg, and the hip flexors of your standing leg, as your balance is challenged.
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