The Wall Angel Exercise is great for increasing and maintaining mobility in your shoulders, improving your posture and helping you to maintain your spine angle in the golf swing.
The Wall Angel Exercise forms part of the Golf Mobility series of innovative and dynamic exercises that will help to improve your joint and muscle mobility, improving your range of motion while increasing functional strength within the entire range of that motion – thus helping to prevent injuries and building the foundation for a consistent, accurate, and powerful golf swing.
Figure 1. Wall Angel Exercise Video.
- Start standing with your back and head against a wall, your feet about 12 inches (30 cm) from the wall, your knees slightly bent.
- Hold your arms out to your sides, your elbows bent, and your elbows and wrists flat against the wall.
- Slowly slide your arms up over your head while keeping your elbows and wrists flat against the wall.
- Return to the starting position and repeat for the desired number of repetitions.
Only move your arms as far as you can without losing your neutral spinal position.
Keep your shoulder blades pressed against the wall and your abdominal muscles engaged throughout the movement.
You should feel it challenging your shoulder mobility.
The Floor Angel Exercise is an easier version of this exercise.
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