28 Nov '14, 2pm

Fitness Friday: The way you sit can hurt your golf swing

Fitness Friday: The way you sit can hurt your golf swing

If you're sitting down as you read this, check your posture. Do your upper-back muscles feel stretched and your chest muscles feel relaxed? This hunched-over position is known as Kyphotic posture or C-posture, because it gives your back this concave look (pictured ) when viewed from the side. Staying in this position for long periods of time can make it difficult to maintain good posture when you swing a club and can lead to pain and injury. "Most people don’t even realize they’re doing it,” says Golf Digest fitness advisor Ben Shear (@ben_shear ). “Desk jobs promote it. So does riding in a cart. Even practicing your putting for long periods causes it. The deck is stacked against you.” You need a posture reboot, Shear says, and he will show you how. “When you’re in this C-posture for long periods, your back muscles are locked in an elongated position while the muscles on t...

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