Walking Heel to Butt (Opposite) Exercise


The Walking Heel to Butt (Opposite) Exercise is a great stretch that will elongate your quadriceps muscles, preparing them for exercise and helping to prevent injury, while improving your balance and stability.

The Walking Heel to Butt (Opposite) Exercise forms part of the Golf Movement Preparation series of innovative and dynamic exercises that will increase your core temperature, prepare your nervous system for performing the golf swing, and strengthen your body.


Figure 1.  Walking Heel to Butt (Opposite) Exercise Video.



  • Start by standing tall in perfect posture, your abdominal muscles engaged and your chest up.
  • Squat down and grab your right ankle with your left hand, pulling your heel to your glutes as you stand tall and raise your right arm overhead.
  • Release and step forwards with your right foot and repeat the stretch on the other side.
  • Continue for the desired number of repetitions on each side.


Engage the glutes of the leg that you are holding to help enhance the stretch, pointing your knee at the ground.

Maintain perfect posture, keeping your back straight and abdominal muscles engaged throughout – do not arch your lower back as you stretch.

You should feel it stretching your quadriceps and hip flexors.



For a slightly different challenge, try the Walking Heel to Butt Exercise.


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