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Kneeling Psoas Stretch

In my ‘not so humble’ opinion, THE #1 Problem – that’s the genesis of all musculoskeletal problems is” THE CHAIR!!

In fact, many people (including me) have called the Chair…’THE NEW SMOKING’.

In short, we sit down too much in our culture, and nature didn’t give us feet, legs, and hips to sit down as much as we do. We were given these limbs to MOVE and have MOTION, and when the body is moving – all of the systems in our body begin to function.Things like: Circulation, Breathing, Clearer Thinking, Digestive, Stronger joints, etc.

Since we don’t live outdoors and move like the Hunters/Gatherers that we truly are, and we consequently sit down too much, I highly suggest that during the day, people get up from their desks, and do a few Kneeling Psoas Stretches (as shown in the video above). A few of these periodically throughout the day will do wonders for your well being……..ON and OFF the Course!

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Take Stretch Breaks Throughout The Day To Maintain Flexibility

As we all get older, we begin to lose Muscle Mass and Flexibility – especially if you’re in an environment where you’re sitting down at desks, cars, etc.

Although there are a LOT of detrimental consequences of Sitting Down too much, probably the worst one is that our Powerful Hip Flexors begin to shorten and tighten up. When this occurs, our pelvis gets compromised and we end up with a Forward Anterior Tilt of the hips, OR a weakening of them where they develop a C Curve type of look.

I encourage all of my students to take Stretch Breaks – primarily concentrating on the Hips so that the hips can remain functional and allow you to keep on playing good golf – AND, enjoying good posture and health for a lifetime.

In this video, I’ll show you a simple – but effective stretch that will not only retard the natural tightening and shortening of the hips, but also allow you to gain even more flexibility in that region.

Ie, YOU’VE GOT TO BE HIP!!

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The Golf Season Is About To Open Back East, So…

It's A Good Time To Test Your Hamstrings

The Hamstrings are a group of 3 Muscles that run from the Pelvis down to the knee.

Sitting Down too much tightens them up and thereby restricts the pelvis from moving efficiently.

Since the majority of the country is snowed in, it’s a good chance that you’ve been spending a lot of time indoors and sitting down.

The first thing to do IMO, is to see if your hamstrings have lost a lot of Range of Motion.  To do that, give my Hamstring Test a try to find out.

If you’re having trouble getting your finger tips to touch the floor, you’ve probably gotten too tight – BUT, there’s hope because by embarking on my SECRETS TO GOLF SWING FLEXIBILITY PROGRAM, you can not only regain your lost flexibility, but actually increase your Range of Motion beyond your wildest dreams.

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