The Office Workout For Golfers

What can you do if you're chained to a desk for eight hours or more each day? Short of running around your office every 15 minutes, here are several exercises you can do that not only help combat health issues linked to sitting, they also help your golf game.

Released on 11/4/2016

Transcript

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You know, a friend of mine recently asked
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if there's anything he can do while he's at the office
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to both work on his golf game and also his overall fitness.
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Well, I had to think about it for a minute,
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but I came up with four easy exercises
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you can do just around your desk area.
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The first, is to improve your ankle mobility.
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Usually important in a golf swing,
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usually important in life, too.
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Take your fists, put 'em between your knees,
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and then just roll your ankles inward and outward
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without trying to let your knees or hips move.
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Notice, I got a little movement there.
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That means I need to work on my ankle mobility.
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That's a great exercise you can do.
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The boss won't even know you're doing it.
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The second exercise you can do that no one
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will know you're actually doing,
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is firing your glute muscles.
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I do it for about 30 seconds to 60 seconds,
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maybe once an hour or once a half an hour,
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some routine that you can get into.
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And all you wanna do is just squeeze alternately
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your right and left glute muscles as hard as you can,
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hold it for just a split second, release,
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and then do the other side.
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Keep going back and forth, cuz don't forget the butt
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muscles are supposed to prop your trunk up
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while you're sitting.
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And if you're not using them, they go to sleep.
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All that extra weight and the load is gonna
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go down to the bottom of your spine,
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and you're gonna have back problem.
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So fire those glutes whenever you can.
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Third exercise you can do, is work on your obliques,
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you know, the love handles.
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Because they are important in the golf swing.
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They provide the rotation back and through
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as you make a back swing and through swing.
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So trying to keep your lower body as still as possible,
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if you have a swivel chair, it's even more difficult,
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just rotate your trunk back and forth
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and really don't let those hips
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or knees or anything in the lower body move.
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Just your upper body.
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You're sort of waking up those obliques,
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letting them know that hey, it's their job
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to move the spine.
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Last, but not least, we're gonna do
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a little strength training.
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You have to get up every once in a while
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to go to the copy machine or get some coffee.
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Well, as you get up, I want you to go to the side
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or the front of your chair, and just do
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an assisted squat.
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Only go down as far as til your butt touches
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the tip of the chair, and go back up.
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And again, we're strengthening the glutes,
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we're working the hip-hinging action
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that happens in the golf swing.
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And you can do all of this in your office.
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Save you a lot of time, then you can go out
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and play golf when you get home instead of going to the gym.
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Thanks for watching.
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Hope this helps your game.
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