Fitness Friday – The Importance of Maintaining Flexibility

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Can you touch your toes? That’s the question Kirk Adams, Director of Fitness with Golf & Body NYC, is asking in this week’s Fitness Friday segment.

For more here’s Kirk’s detailed explanation from The Golf Podcast Facebook Group.

One of the most common fitness limitations I see when I assess golfers is that they cannot touch their toes. If a player can’t touch their toes, they are going to be more susceptible to injury, lose distance off the tee, and won’t be able to do some of the higher level strength and power exercises that can help them score better.

Can you touch your toes? Stand with your feet together and knees straight, not kinda straight, and you should be able to comfortably touch your toes. If not, trying adding Single Leg Lowering into your workout program. 2-3 sets of 6 reps on each leg, 2-3 days per week should help.

You should be able to touch your toes before doing any deadlifting variations from the floor.

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