Golf Exercises For Seniors
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Golf Exercises For Seniors

Try these exercises, specifically designed for seniors, before hitting the links for a round of golf.

Best Golf Exercises For Seniors

These exercises will focus on the following areas of the body:

  • Leg
  • Hip
  • Back
  • Quad

Leg Stretches

Use this stretch to loosen up your legs before hitting the links.

  • Start by sitting up straight in a chair.
  • Have both feet flat against the floor.
  • Slowly raise one leg while keeping your back straight.
  • Keep the leg horizontal with the floor.
  • Hold the pose for 5 seconds.
  • Now repeat this motion with the opposite leg.
  • Do this stretch 8-10 times with each leg.

Hip Stretches

Strong hips are crucial for golfers. Loosen your hips by trying this stretch.

  • Lie flat on your back with your knees in the air.
  • Keep your feet planted on the ground.
  • Drop both knees to the left side.
  • Hold the pose for up to 15 seconds.
  • Repeat this motion to the right side now.

Back Exercise

A good potential round of golf could be rendered useless when dealing with back pain. Try this exercise to keep your back from tightening up.

  • Lie flat on your back to begin.
  • Keep your feet flat on the ground while bending your knees.
  • Keep your arms flat on the ground at the same time.
  • Keep your feet shoulder width apart.
  • Have your arms and shoulders flat on the ground while raising your hips simultaneously.
  • Have your hips form a straight line all the way from your knees to head.
  • Lower yourself back down to the ground slowly.
  • Repeat the exercise a total of 10 times.

Quad Exercise

Cramping in the quadriceps is all too common for senior golfers. Here is a good exercise to use as a preventative.

  • Stand with both of your feet planted firmly on the ground.
  • Use some sort of large object to keep yourself steady.
  • Bend one leg/knee while holding it closely to the buttocks.
  • Use a hand on the same side of the leg to hold it in place.
  • Hold the pose for up to 15 seconds.

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