How to Perform a Hip-Rotation Stretch - dummies

How to Perform a Hip-Rotation Stretch

The supine hip-rotation stretch is a safe and effective exercise to help you reduce hip-rotation tightness and, therefore, improve your ability to make a full turn around your hips during a full golf swing.

1Lie on your back close to a wall. Place both feet on the wall so that your hips and knees are bent about 90 degrees.

After you’re balanced, you can advance this stretch by moving your body closer to the wall at the start. This allows your hips and knees to bend at an angle greater than 90 degrees, for a greater degree of stretch in your hips.

2Cross your right foot over your left knee and rest both hands on your right knee.

Position your hands on the top of your knee (the side of your knee opposite the wall).

3Gently apply pressure to your right knee with your hands in a direction down and away from your right shoulder.

Apply pressure until you feel a light, comfortable stretch in the outer portion of your right hip and/or groin.

4Hold this stretch for three to five minutes.

You want to feel a complete release of the original stretch in your right hip.

5After the stretch is complete, slowly release the pressure on your right knee and repeat the stretch on your left hip.

Practice this releasing exercise at least once a day for two to three weeks or until you can stretch equally well in both hips.