SIMPLE UPPER BODY STRETCHES FOR A BETTER SHOULDER TURN at TPI
(But remember to stretch the Lower Body FIRST)
THE #1 QUESTION’‘ I get asked all the time – especially by senior golfers is: “Roger I’m in my 60’s (or seventies), ‘Roger, am I too old to get my flexibility back?” My answer (thousands of times) is ‘Absolutely Not ! Everybody can improve the range of motion in their bodies IF they stretch the right muscles the Right way!” Not only can Seniors Slow Down and Retard the aging process by Flexibility Protocols, but they can improve their Flexibility to the point where they’re more flexible than they were when they were kids! Again, If they stretch the right muscles the right way!
In today’s video, I’m demonstrating a few simple stretches with Dr. Greg Rose and Dave Phillips of TPI that will improve your Shoulder Turn;
HOWEVER, MAKE SURE THAT YOU STRETCH YOUR LOWER BODY MUSCLE CHAINS FIRST!
My ‘SECRETS TO GOLF SWING FLEXIBILITY’ Videos WILL DEFINITELY HELP YOUR FLEXIBILITY ON THE COURSE – AND IN YOUR LIFE!
Also, consider my Posture System Program to not only improve flexibility but posture.
(With help from the Posture Fit Bar)
In attempting to perform a stretch, many people will ‘Cheat’ by Compensating and getting out of Proper Alignment. In today’s video, I’m demonstrating a typical example of this, where I show when people try to stretch their hamstrings, they’ll often either a). Bend their knees to get down lower, and/or b). Round their shoulders in attempt to get their hands to touch the floor. These types of compensations don’t allow themselves to fully stretch the targeted area – in this case the hamstrings; And, Rounding the Shoulders will then diminish the effectiveness of stretching out the pecs.
Because many people are competitive with themselves (especially us guys), the best rule of thumb to follow is to be Patient, and get into proper alignment FIRST before going deeper into the stretch. You’ll find that this makes you Breathe Deeper which then will allow you to stretch Deeper!
REMEMBER, it’s not how far down you go in a stretch that counts, It’s how ‘Deep’ you Breathe into the pose that takes you deeper.
I also like Props, and the POSTURE FIT BAR is a GREAT Tool to use to maintain the integrity of the pose, and can also be used as a Strengthening tool.
So remember, when Stretching and/or doing other exercises, get aligned First then BREATHE!