Golf is a game that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, including seniors. However, as we age, our bodies become more susceptible to injuries and chronic conditions. One area of concern for senior golfers is the back, which is often prone to pain and stiffness. Fortunately, there are back exercises that can help senior golfers maintain flexibility, strength, and mobility.
- Cat-Cow Stretch
To perform this exercise, start on your hands and knees with your wrists under your shoulders and your knees under your hips. Inhale and arch your back, lifting your head and tailbone towards the ceiling. Exhale and round your spine, tucking your chin to your chest and bringing your tailbone towards your knees. Repeat for 10-15 repetitions.
- Back Extension
To perform this exercise, lie face down on a mat with your hands by your sides. Slowly lift your chest and head off the ground, keeping your neck in line with your spine. Hold for a few seconds and then slowly lower back down. Repeat for 10-15 repetitions.
- Bird Dog
To perform this exercise, start on your hands and knees with your wrists under your shoulders and your knees under your hips. Extend your right arm and left leg out straight, keeping your hips level. Hold for a few seconds and then switch sides. Repeat for 10-15 repetitions.