Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Why You Need A Dynamic Warmup

"Why You Need A Dynamic Warmup"
By Sean Mysel - "CrossGolfDude"

In observing many golfers at my local club, I notice specific trends in preparing for a round a golf.  These trends would include hitting a few balls, rolling a few putts and sometimes a little chipping.  Some golfers will take a few moments to stretch their limbs to loosen up.  Now, what if you could utilize a warm-up routine that would improve performance while maximizing the power moves you would use in the golf swing.

Enter dynamic warm-up.  Dynamic warm-ups are exercises utilizing movement as opposed to stretching.  If you have a medicine ball, a great way to ready the muscles is to take your golf stance and making the same turn you would make to hit the ball, toss the medicine ball to your playing partner.  If playing by yourself, find a wall to bounce the ball off of.

Stretching does help to loosen the muscles in prepping for your round, but studies have shown that dynamic warm-ups have a far greater effect on performance versus stretching.