Warm up your body

A warp-up is a brief 5-15 minute period of light exercise that comes before a workout or physical activity. This should involve a light callisthenic or low-intesity form of exercise and often involves stretching in the exercise. The purpose of a warm-up is to elevate your temperature and to increase blood flow to the muscles that will be used in your activity. 

In the golf swing "The body works in an alternating pattern of stable segments connected by mobile joints. If this pattern is altered - dysfunction and compensation will occur." As first noted by Mike Boyle and Grey Cook.

The mobile parts of our body for a normal golf swing are: Ankles, Hips, Thoracic spine (upper body), Shoulders and Wrists.

Since these are the most mobile parts of our golf swing, we should focus on these areas during our warm-up to make sure that they are ready to preform the movement pattern we expect during a golf swing.

Examples of movements we could use as our warm-up before golfing or practicing are:

-Brisk walk

-Slow Jog

-Pitching or slow swings (low-intensity form of the exercise)

These movements are to get our body ready for the golf wing, while increasing our core temperature and increasing blood flow to the muscles that will be used in the golf swing.

Watch this video to see a warm-up in action