Fitness Friday: Stretch Your Chest for Bigger Drives
Here's Ron: When most golfers stretch before a round, they focus on their back, legs and hips. But if you want to hit bigger drives, expanding your chest muscles is key, says PGA Tour trainer Dave Herman. "Anytime you're going to play, you have to stretch the chest to get the shoulders primed for what they need to do in the golf swing," says Herman, who works with Gary Woodland and Trevor Immelman. "Opening up the chest will help improve your posture and allow you to make a wider swing, which is so important if you want to hit bigger drives."
Herman, founder of Super Flex Bands (@superflexbands), says stuffing some resistance tubing or bands into your golf bag and using them for a pre-round warm-up will really help you hit it farther. To watch Herman demonstrate two chest stretches he uses with his golfers, click on the video below.