4 Simple Lower Back Exercises For Newbie Golfers

Golf is a game that attracts people of all ages. It is a good form of exercise for the elderly whose days of running and energetic activity have long gone. In order to play you must be able to swing a club and there are some not too strenuous ways to keep your back up to the task. The lower back plays an important role in a golf swing and a little easy exercise will benefit everyone.

Squats

You should stand with your back against the wall and your feet apart so that they are the equivalent of the width of your shoulders. You can use the wall as your support. If you bring forward both of your feet a short distance then you can bend your knees to 45 degrees and hold the position for a few seconds before straightening up again. There is no need to over exert yourself but if you do this on a regular basis you will find that you are capable of doing more and more. Who knows? If you are stronger you may find you begin to hit the ball a little further.

Slides

If you want to relieve tension in your back there is a little exercise that will help. If you lie flat on your back and bend your left knee while keeping your left heel on the floor and then straighten your leg. Next your repeat that with your right and do this as frequently as you wish.

Raises

You can use the wall once again as a support but this time you should face the wall and put your hands out to it. Once you are comfortable you can raise your heels so you are standing on the balls of your feet and repeat this as many times as you are comfortable with. It is something you can do for a few minutes on a daily basis without disrupting your usual schedule.

A Swiss Ball

A specific lower back exercise which can also relieve any pain is to use this ball:

  • Lie on your back with your calves on the ball and your knees bent.
  • Straighten your left leg and raise your right arm.
  • Lower
  • Straighten your right leg and raise your left arm
  • Lower
  • You can repeat this as many times as you like.

These simple exercises take very little time so even if you are busy you should be able to fit them in, and in the process help to improve your back and legs.

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