The golf swing literally uses every muscle in the body and requires an extreme amount of flexibility and coordination in order to hit quality golf shots.  In the video below, Avera Sports Institute Golf Fitness Expert Dick Bartling shows you how to do a Functional Flexibility Test to determine your overall flexibility.

As Dick explains in the video, grab a golf club and hold it overhead a little wider than shoulder width apart.  Then, slowly crouch all the way down until your thighs are parallel with the floor, then come all the way back up.  This up and down motion tests the flexibility of the heel cords, back and shoulders.

In doing the exercise, if you’re unable to completely go all the way down or struggle to come back up, it means that you have some concerning tightness issues in your back or heel cords and should enroll in a flexibility program specific to fixing your faults.

Joel Harrington