Fitness Friday: The Lunge, Reach And Twist

Golf Digest fitness advisor Ben Shear and trainer Ryan Anderson demonstrate the "lunge, reach and twist." The purpose of this exercise is to warm up the muscles on the front part of the body as well as prepping it for the rotational movements critical to playing good golf.

Released on 6/19/2015

Credits

Starring: Ben Shear
Featuring: Ryan Anderson

Transcript

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This exercise is a great exercise.
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We call this exercise the lunge, reach and twist.
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What we're trying to do here is get a warm up and
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a stretch on the anterior of the front
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part of our body as well as some rotation
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which obviously is critical to our golf swing.
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I have Ryan here with me. Ryan is going to be
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stepping out into a good lunge position.
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Step out with your left leg.
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From there he drops the knee down.
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And I want to feel like he's tucking his hips
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underneath him. So by tucking his hips underneath
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him, he's getting a big stretch here through the
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hip flexor and the front of the abdominal wall.
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This arm is reaching up and slightly back.
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We don't wanna arch our back, but just feel like
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we get up and back which gives us a nice stretch,
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like I said, along the front and then from there
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we just need to drop that hand down,
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put it on that side and feel like he's trying to
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open, open, open as he goes. Now he has his head turned
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and you can do it either with your head turned or
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with your head straight. If you feel like you have
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a significant change in range in motion,
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that might be something going on tight in your neck.
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But it should be relatively similar in how you
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could get a good rotary motion here and
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by locking his hand on that knee,
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he stabilizes his lower body and gets good
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mobility of the upper body. This is a great
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exercise that you use pre-work out or pre-round.
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