Golfers Back Pain Improved with Golf Fitness Exercise

Core exercises to improve golf performance are very popular these days. However it must be understood that these golf fitness exercise need to be performed without compromising the low back. This exercise focuses on gaining control of the stabilizing muscle through the lumbar spine. I must emphasize the word control. The core musculature is not designed to generate power but to control the forces that occur during violent motions such as the golf swing.

This exercise is called the bird dog, and its purpose is to teach control of the lumbar spine while moving the extremities. Move slowly and focus on control when doing this golf fitness exercise. Good Luck

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This post was written by Mark Tolle on November 24, 2010

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Core Exercise For Golfers With Low Back Pain

The key to controlling low back pain in golfers should focus on controlling the stresses that occur at the lumbar spine during the swing. Golf specific exercises are developed to improve the golfers ability to control or stabilize the trunk. This golf fitness exercise shown below is one of the beginning de-rotation exercises I teach. It is important to learn how to control the rotational forces in the low back during the swing and you do it with this exercise. You can build neuromuscular strength and control, as well as endurance in the deep stabilizing muscle of the spine. Make sure to start with light weight and progress slowly.

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This post was written by Mark Tolle on November 24, 2010

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Quick Tip for Golfers with Back Pain

I have treated a lot of golfers with back pain and this can be very challenging. The thing about back pain is that the cause can come from many different problems. So it takes a systematic assessment to help guide the exercise program.

I have personal experience with back pain and can tell you the one thing that gives me the most relief when I have a flare up is an exercise called the static back. It’s goal is to unload the spine and decrease pain and spasm. So anytime you have a flare of low back pain try this simple exercise. Good Luck!


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This post was written by Mark Tolle on November 23, 2008

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