Do you need to eliminate back pain in your golf swing?
There’s nothing more frustrating than not being able to do an activity you love, especially one that keeps you active and socially engaged with friends and family.
In my experience, most people’s back pain can be reduced or even eliminated with a few simple lifestyle changes. The key is to take preventative measures before the pain begins or if it’s already here to strengthen and mobilize your muscles to prevent further damage and reverse course.
TOP 3 STRATEGIES FOR ELIMINATING BACK PAIN YOUR GOLF SWING
WARM-UP BEFORE YOUR NEXT ROUND
I know a lot of golfers (myself included) who are guilty of getting to the course a few minutes before the round starts and rushing to the first tee.
Arriving just 5-minutes earlier and going through a quick routine to get the blood flowing could make a massive difference in your round and ability to continue enjoying the game long-term.
Shoulder Pass Throughs & Around the Worlds
Bent Over Torso Rotations
BUILD STRENGTH WITH KETTLEBELLS
I can’t overemphasize how vital strength training is for longevity on and off the course. Utilizing tools like kettlebells and dumbbells will help to strengthen your back and prevent possible injuries in the future.
90 Degree Kettlebell Clean & Press
Goblet Lunge with a Twist
IMPROVE YOUR FLEXIBILITY
Many people don’t like to stretch, but it needs to become a priority given how much time we spent sitting or lying down each day. Imagine what your body thinks when you go from your bed to your car, to your desk, back to your car, and then you begin pounding balls at the range or course with no warning whatsoever.
The good news is we can improve flexibility by working out. It’s a myth that lifting weights makes you tighter. They may make you sore the next day, but in reality, they are great for improving flexibility because you are moving your body through a greater range of motion than you usually do.
But, whether you are working out or you can’t make it to the gym, it’s still important to stretch.
Daily Golf Stretching Routine
Kneeling T-Spine Rotation
Dedicating just 5-minutes of your day to improving your flexibility will not only help to eliminate back pain your golf swing, but also improve your overall quality of life.