Monthly Archives: April 2014

Exercise of the week: Supine hip flexion (knee to chest)

This is an easy range of motion activity to maintain your hip flexion.  Lie on your back, and maintaining a neutral spine, draw one knee into chest. You may feel a stretch behind the hip or under the leg. If … Continue reading

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Stability For Golf

                              Last week we talked about movement for having a consistent golf swing.  https://ascentpt.wordpress.com/2014/04/24/movement-for-consistent-golf/ We focused on mobility in the hips and thoracic spine, because many people don’t move well here and have to cheat to get their club back … Continue reading

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Movement For Consistent Golf

As a golfer you know that one of the barriers to improvement is consistency in your swing.  We all make some great shots that keep us coming back, but to often we mix those up with poor ones.  If we … Continue reading

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Exercise of the week: Figure-4 hip stretch

The figure-4 stretch is a commonly used hip stretch that targets the internal rotators of the hip.  This includes the gluteus medius and minimis, quadratus femoris, obturator externus, and at 90 degrees of hip flexion (as in the stretch position), … Continue reading

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Exercise of the week: Crossover hip stretch

This is a position that stretches the hip abductors and external rotators, as well as provides a stretch in the lumbar region. You can emphasize different areas depending on where you allow yourself to move the most. Lay on your … Continue reading

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Exercise of the Week: Gastroc/soleus stretch

There are two primary muscles that make up the “calf.” These are called the gastrocnemius and the soleus. Both of these muscles insert into the heel through the achilles tendon, and when contracted, cause the toes to point. The gastroc … Continue reading

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4 Physical Things To Improve Your Golf Swing.

Spring is coming here in the High Country.  We have just a couple of more weekends for skiing and many people are ready to start golfing.  Many golfers are spending a lot of money on lessons and high tech equipment … Continue reading

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