Every week my colleague Ron Kaspriske,
Golf Digest Fitness Editor, presents Fitness Friday on the Instruction
Blog. This week Golf Digest Assistant Editor Steve Hennessey fills in with some pre-round warmups from LPGA players. Look for Weekend Tip
tomorrow, and remember to follow me on Twitter: @RogerSchiffman.
But if you're in a rush and your tee time is only minutes away, you can still do some simple things to prep your muscles, ligaments and tendons for the rigors of the game. Many trainers are now in agreement that long-hold (10 seconds or longer) stretches might make muscles too limber to contract effectively. So most pre-round movement preparation focuses on dynamic movements that warm the muscles, ligaments and tendons, but don't stretch them past functionality.
At last week's ShopRite Classic in New Jersey, we asked three LPGA Tour stars--Lexi Thompson, Paige MacKenzie and Belen Mozo--to demonstrate some of the things they do before a round. Click on the video below to see them.