Stretch The Hip

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10 Responses to “Stretch The Hip”

  1. August 7, 2014


    Have not seen that second stretch before, thanks!

  2. August 10, 2014


    Hi Jeremy,

    I work the range a lot then play and go back to the range. The gluteus are fine as I work them every other day at the gym per your neat instructions.

    But I end up each day with sore upper back and as I turn over during the night I get a spasm in the upper back as it gets tight when I sleep. In the morning it hurts when I stand up and walk! It takes about one hour to relax and stops hurting and does not hurt on the range or course until the end of the day when it starts again. Seems to be chronic and recovery time is extending?

    Any suggestions would be welcome.

    Gerald a.k.a. Jay Jay

    • Hi Jay Jay,

      Sorry to hear about your back pain. I would suggest light stretches, i.e. “cats and dogs”, cervical side bending, thoracic side bending, side lying rotation (I’m covering a large area because I’m not exactly sure where your pain is)… follow that up with 15 minutes of ice for anti-inflammatory purposes. This may keep the muscle calm through the night. Before you get out of bed I would attempt similar stretches. At the gym, concentrate on postural exercises. Poor posture involving the neck, shoulders and mid-back can lead to abnormal stress and strain similar to the type you describe.

      Jeremy Klinkhamer, PT

  3. August 11, 2014


    Thanks Jeremy,

    Will add your suggestions to my every other day gym workout. I do 20 cats & dogs, 10 cervical side bending both sides 12 each of your lying rotation drills so will continue them and Add the ice and stretching before I get up and will check my posture as we tend to bend over as we get older might be the exact thing to check out.

    Good work keep it up.

    Best regards, Jay Jay

  4. October 1, 2014


    Thank you for all your Tips. I just had my right big toe 1st MJTP total silastic implant on 6/27/14. Now it is healed and the swelling is almost gone maybe I can do a better turn at impact. What exercises specific to my situation do you recommend?
    I have no restrictions by my Doctor. My balance should improve with more exercises and by strengthening what parts of my legs and lower leg areas?

    Thank already for your clear instructions.

    By the way, Could I suggest a new window cover? It at times lets too much light in the room.

    Have a good day, Tim Kelly

    • Hi Tim,
      Glad everything was successful. Barefoot balance would be my recommendation. Some kind of foam mat to stand on works very well. Once your single leg stance improves then you can do some more dynamic activities on it. Eventually jumping (like jump rope) or lateral leaps, with your MD’s approval, would help with the plyometric strength.
      Jeremy Klinkhamer, PT

  5. September 1, 2016


    Excellent exercises ,Jeremy ,I hadn’t seen them before in your program or otherwise .
    I do similar exercises without folding the leg on the opposite knee,but the purpose is not the same ,it’s to stetch the lower lumbar vertebrae of the spine (One leg folded ,the other one straight or two legs folded ,and twisting the entire spine with the back flat on the ground ,arms extended down.)
    Good idea ,I’ll try these for the glutes !

  6. September 15, 2018


    Will that work for lower back stiffness – if not – what will

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      September 17, 2018

      Jeremy Klinkhamer

      Hi Margaret,
      I’d need to know much more about your lower back and why it’s ‘stiff’. My first recommendation would be to find a FitGolf center or another well-trained golf fitness expert to properly evaluate you as an individual to discover the reason(s) you’re experiencing this issue. Let me know if you need help with that. If you don’t have a specific reason you are experiencing the ‘stiffness’, ie disc protrusion, stenosis, muscle strain, the next best thing is to begin a stretching program including the hamstrings, hips and thoracic spine (middle back). Beyond that I would certainly make sure you’re strengthening your midsection. This video would be a great start. Here’s a couple more…
      The list above certainly doesn’t cover everything but it’s a good start. Please search around the “Flexibility” portion of Ignition Golf to find more. Best of luck to you!
      Jeremy Klinkhamer, PT

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