The long winters in the northern part of the United States tend to produce some pretty hungry golfers come springtime—and that can be a problem if you overindulge in your first days back playing the sport. Hit one too many buckets of balls without first priming your muscles, and you'll find yourself nursing injuries or soreness—particularly in the hips and lower-back region. You might also feel tightness up around your shoulders and perhaps in your calves.
To avoid waking up muscles and other soft tissue too severely after a break from the sport, now is the time to start warming up your body with a series of simple, but effective exercises. Golf Digest fitness advisor Ben Shear teamed up with Golf Digest social-media correspondent Paige Spiranac to produce a series of videos on golf fitness. The latest shows Paige demonstrating four great exercises you should be doing to prepare for this golf season. These exercises prime the hip flexors, the glutes, the quadriceps, calves, obliques, etc. They are a terrific total-body warm-up. Give them a try.