|Written by Bill Hanks|
There are times when a golfer can not get on the course. It could because of weather, tournaments, and even a shortage of funds. However, a golfer can still improve his game. There are exercises that he can do to improve his over all game. This article will share some helpful pointers for improving your game.
Before you do any workout, you should stretch your muscles out. You don't want to feel any pain, but you do want to feel that pulling sensation.
Take a golf club and hold it out in front of you. Twist your right wrist, so that the club rotates over your left hand. Do the same the opposite way.
Next place the club behind your head (neck). Point the right side of the club at your left foot. Now do the same with the left part of the club. This is a good exercise for your oblique muscles.
Place the club behind your back and through your arms (elbows). Now twist at the waist as far as you can to the right and then back to left. When you get as far as you can go, hold for five seconds. Be sure to keep your legs still.
Using an elastic band that is tied overhead, grab it at one end with both hands. Pull it across your body from right to left to the hip area and hold it for a two second count. Repeat this. Keep your legs straight and still. Now pivot around and repeat the process on the other side. You are simulating a golf swing. This is great for your upper body strength.
Now lay on your back. Place your arms straight out to the sides. Take your right leg and lift it up and across the left leg. Keep your toes pointed up. Hold for five seconds and repeat with the other leg.
Now sit up on the ground. Keep both legs on the floor in front of you. Lift the right leg and try to place your right foot on the ground to the left side of your left knee. Now take your left elbow and turn to your right until the left elbow is to the right side of the right knee. Hold for five seconds. Now switch and do it with the opposite arm and leg. This is a fantastic exercise for increasing hip strength.
These simple exercises will make a difference in your over all play. They can be done inside or outside and while you are off the golf course. Again, never do it, if you feel any pain.