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Should I stretch before or after my golf game?

Flexibility training is important before and after golf activity. Prior to practice or conditioning sessions, athletes should be sure to perform a dynamic warm-up. Dynamic warm-ups use exercises that take your body and joints through a full available range of motion. This includes light cardiovascular activity, foam rolling to roll out any knots in your muscles, and exercises such as bodyweight squats, lunges with rotation, push-ups with rotation, and side-to-side tube walking. After practice or conditioning sessions, another session of foam rolling and static stretching (stretching that allows you to hold the stretch for 30 seconds) is recommended to improve flexibility and reduce the chance of delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS).

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