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How does flexibility help a golfer to hit the ball farther?

A golf swing is a complex biomechanical process that requires many muscles to work in combination in a chain known as a kinetic chain. Muscles produce their maximal amount of force at an optimal length tension relationship. A muscle that is excessively short or long will not produce as much force as a muscle that is at the proper length. Due to the activities of daily life and work often times certain muscle groups will become tight and thus shortened and will need to be lengthened through flexibility training to return to their optimal length and tension level. It is because of this that a properly designed flexibility program will allow a golfer to hit a golf ball further. For any tight or shortened muscles hold each stretch for 30 seconds to allow the muscle to return to a more optimal length, and combine this with a thorough warm up to prepare the body for the upcoming golf game.

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