The second exercise is a seated hip stretch.
During the off-season, activities such as yoga and Pilates are exceptional ways to condition your body for golf. These practices target core muscles and strengthen while incorporating trunk rotation. They also promote equal strength and flexibility on both sides of your body.
While a golf strength-training program will not cure all of your aches during golf season, it is perhaps your best for pain prevention. Focusing on restoring optimal balance and joint resiliency will keep you on course for years to come.
Cindy Boggs, fitness consultant, author and Activate America director, has been an ACE-certified coordinator/instructor since 1989. Send your questions about fitness, training or health to YMCA of Kanawha Valley, 100 YMCA Drive, Charleston, WV 25311, or e-mail cindys...@aol.com. Look for her fitness advice book, "CindySays ... You Can Find Health in Your Hectic World" on her Web site www.cindysays.com or contact the YMCA at 340-3527.