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Try out this simple warm up; In association with the NHS North of Tyne.

ANYONE playing golf may want to warm up with these few simple exercises to prevent injury in the course of the game.

ARM CIRCLES:

Raise arms out to side Start with small circles with your hands and gradually increase Hands should feel light Keep speed moderate After 15 seconds switch directions and repeat Complete each direction twice

OVERHEAD EXTENSION:

Grab club just outside shoulder width, keeping feet shoulder-width apart Hold club over head with arms extended Bring club down to legs and raise again Repeat movement for 15 seconds.

OVERHEAD SIDE-BEND:

Grab club just outside shoulder width Feet shoulder-width apart Hold club extended over head Lean body to one side, feeling stretch on opposite side Hold for brief moment and go immediately to other side and repeat Repeat each side three times each.

GOLF ROTATIONS:

Place club over shoulders behind head Grab at each end of club Assume golf posture and rotate upper body back and through Keep lower body quite still and feel the stretch in the midsection Repeat each side 10 times.
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Aug 18, 2008
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