Good Moves June 2003 Issue

Fairway Flexes Loosen Stiff Joints

These pre-swing stretches will not only have you feeling better—your game might even improve.

Golf is a great game—and great exercise. If it’s something you enjoy, you’re no doubt itching about this time of year to get back on the tee. But the golf swing involves a very unnatural motion that requires an enormous amount of rotation of the lower back. If you suffer from arthritis, the problems are compounded. The antidote: flexibility exercises, which increase the amount and quality of motion your joints allow. The greater your shoulder…

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