Exercise for a Stiff Left Side

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Exercise for a Stiff Left Side
Category: Warm Up
Sub-Category: Arms, Fitness
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Video Golf Tip | Exercise for a Stiff Left Side

Here is the first exercise we are going to do in this shoulder sequence. Denis is going to give himself a vigorous massage in the pectoral area, as it tends to get tight. Remember that you probably get tight in that area as a result of your job if you lean over a desk. When you do that your pectoral and shoulder areas tend to get tight, especially on your right side if you are using a mouse. The upper traps and neck muscles tend to get tight as well. This is a really good exercise to invigorate the blood to that area and reduce the tension in those areas. Once again Denis can feel how tight those areas are. This is also a great little exercise to do as you get out of the car before you play golf, just to get rid of that tension from the office. Ramsay: Can you feel that tightness in certain areas as you are working on it? Denis: Yes, especially through the trapezoids up near my neck. Ramsay: Yes, through the upper neck muscles which tend to get tight. Those are the muscles that tend to get tightest through the set up position. Dennis is now going to get into his setup position and tell me how that feels now, what feels different in his left arm. Denis: It just feels like the muscles through my left arm have switched off a little bit. I feel a little more relaxed through the entire left side. Ramsay: OK, so we have an immediate result.

About the Instructor
Ramsay McMaster
Ramsay McMaster
The Melbourne Golf Injury Clinic
1100 Dandenong Road
Carnegie, VIC 3163
Melbourne, Australia

Ramsay McMaster is Director of the Melbourne Golf Injury Clinic and serves as a fitness consultant to PGA Tour Pros around the world. He is also the author of Get Fit for Golf and Training for Golf.


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