For all the athletes – of all the sports injuries I see which 2 sports do you think I see the greatest number of injuries? BOWLING AND GOLF!
Most bowlers and golfers don’t stretch and warm up prior to the game. And if they do they do a type of twisting that usually aggravates low back pain. The following are stretches I give in addition to the previous stretches.
Standing up straight you slowly slightly rotate your chest to the left with your right arm pointing toward the sky across your chest to the left and your left arm pointing toward the ground behind you toward the right. You then reverse this position rotating your chest to the right with your left arm toward the sky across your chest to the right and your right arm toward the ground behind your butt toward the left. You continue this stretch reversing the positions trying to reach out farther and farther and you will get to a point where your feet will be beginning to drag along the floor allowing you to almost spin in a circle. This stretch acts on multiple areas above the waist. We have to move below the waist now.
STRETCH # 8 – HAMSTRING STRETCH
Standing upright with a chair in front of you place your right heel on the seat of the chair. Your pelvis will be slightly rotated toward the left. Gently rotate your torso/pelvis toward your right and you should feel a pull in the right hamstring. If you don’t feel it then you need to elevate your right heel higher than the chair seat. If you find your hamstring is so tight you can’t place it on a chair seat then look for something slightly lower. For your left hamstring just reverse the position
ALL STRETCHING IS DONE PAIN FREE.