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Which lower-extremity stretches are essential for golf players?

Hip flexibility is extremely important for an efficient and consistent swing. Start with foam rolling the front of the hip, take your time and try to stay on the tight area until you get a reduction in discomfort, then move slowly back and forth like you are using a rolling pen.

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Then go immediately into a hip flexor stretch like this. Perform 3-5 repetitions with a controlled tempo. This is a great way to warm up and stretch out your hips before you play!


Flexibility training is an important part of performance enhancement and injury prevention for golfers. Foam rolling the side of the thigh, front of the hip, gluteals, latissimus dorsi, and upper back are important to alleviate knots. Perform static stretching (holding a stretch for 30 seconds) on the calves and hamstrings before and after trainings.

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