I am going to talk about WHY WARMING UP IS A MUST.
Then I am going to pull one of the warm-ups out of our 18 Golf Warm Ups Program and share it here!
Let's dive in...
WHY WARM UP?
It is a must.
Two central reasons you should warm up...
[1.] Decrease the risk of injury.
Not all injuries can be avoided, but warming up helps reduce the risk.
A good warm-up will prepare the body's tissues to produce and absorb larger forces.
Then when you take a hack on the first tee, your body is prepared to produce and absorb the forces' your golf swing calls for.
[2.] Improve performance.
I am not saying a warm-up is going to all the sudden fix your golf swing, allowing you to swing it like DJ, Morikawa, or Tiger...
But, a proper warm-up will improve your athletic performance.
It will improve the function of your current golf swing.
After a warm-up, force production goes up, muscle function increases, joint fluidity increases, and nutrients are sent all over the body via a higher heart rate and increased fluid flow.
WHAT IS NOT A WARM-UP?
Grabbing 2 clubs and swinging them around a little bit.
The walk to the first tee.
WHAT IS A WARM-UP?
Something that does all of the following:
Moves joints through large ranges of motion
Elevates heart rate slightly
Exposes the body to some simliar-ish patterns that it will see in your golf swing
AN UNDER 3 MINUTE WARM-UP
Squatted Rotations... 1x5e
Standing Shoulder Rotations... 1x25e
Alternating Lateral Lunges... 1x5e
Seal Jacks... 1x25
Bodyweight Split Squat... 1x5e
Let's go low!