Neck Pain Kills Your Golf Game: 8-Step Fix

Monday, February 21st 2011

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One of the most common complaints amongst the new golfers I train is “Neck Pain…”

Most people find it a shock to learn how many golfers suffer from neck pain – but the truth is, the golf swing is a VERY demanding motion – and the neck gets a fair share of ‘force’…

Add to that – various types of stress and tension – and then the element of poor flexibility and ‘sub-par’ conditioning… It becomes very easy to see why neck pain is common in golfers.

Most of my clients (whether in person or remote coaching) feel significant improvements with a series of upper body and neck-specific stretches and exercises.

If you suffer from neck pain in which you’ve tried all types of ineffective treatments for – here is something easy you can try right now.

DISCLAIMER: if you are unsure about this stretch – PLEASE check with your doctor first. Forward this article to him/her if you wish. Much better to be safe, than to be “sorry”.

1 – interlock the fingers of your hands

2 – place your hands/palms on the back of your head, just above ear-level

3 – you can be standing or seated – just be sure to keep good posture (chest up)

4 – gently let your head/neck relax as you lightly guide your head forward and downward so your chin touches your chest – or gets close to it

5 – DON’T force this stretch. As soon as you feel the muscles in the back of your neck stretching – just hold the position for about 15 seconds

6 – come back up to the start position for about 10 sec – and then repeat the stretch.

7 – do the same motion but this time gently push slightly to the right as you push forward/downward – hold for 15 seconds – then come back up to start position

8 – now do the same toward the left.

I know you’ll feel some great relief from that little stretch routine for the neck muscles. You can do that several times a day. And you can surely do it daily, as well.

I’ll be shooting a quick video in the next week or two to demonstrate the routine I’ve outlined above – so keep your eyes open for that – I know you’ll appreciate it…

If your neck pain is more severe and needs a more elaborate solution as compared to all the things you tried in the past. Then I encourage you to take a look at the HBI site and what they’ve put together for severe, long-term cases of neck pain. Take a look here => Neck Pain GONE

HBI’s team is top-notch and their pain-solution materials are second to none.

Remember to stay tuned for the neck-stretch video I’ll be posting for you, soon…

If you know someone who can use the tips I’ve shared in this article – please forward it to them. You have my full permission.

Best regards,

Joey Atlas
M.S., Exercise Physiology
Golf Conditioning Specialist

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