A Simple Tool with a Massive Impact!

Occassionally, I feel little tweaks or tight spots in various parts of my body. More often than not I find myself asking others to massage a certain part of my body that is out of my reach, or toughing it out through the pain (bad idea).

During these instances, I find myself wondering if there is a tool out there that can help me.
I have stumbled accross that tool... THE SPIKEY BALL!

The Spikey Ball has all kinds of applications from massaging pain points, increasing joint mobility, even injury prevention. I have a ball at home, at the office and in my golf bag. Pulling it out on the course I am often asked "What is that?", "Can I try?" followed by "ooohhh, thats the spot!". 

With the season winding down, my fellow golfers and I are trying to get in as many last minute rounds as possible. But how can such a simple tool have such a massive impact on your game?

The spikey ball is a great way to release and relax the muscles of the body.

As golfers there are some areas that need more attention than others. By reducing restrictions, your golf swing can become more fluid, longer and less painful.

Here are the key areas to focus on to help make your body move better and your swing feel better:

Chest
+ Place the spikey ball on your left chest, just below your collarbone
+ Lean again a wall and begin to manipulate the ball to create small circles or back and forth motions to help release your pecs and other chest muscles
+ Perform for 30s -1 min 4x/day or as needed
+ Switch to other side and repeat

Shoulders
+ Place the spikey ball on the back of your shoulder blade
+ Lean your back again a wall or door so that most of your body weight is going through the ball.
+ Rotate your torso, or perform mini- squats to create a back and forth and circular motion
+ Perform for 30s -1 min 4x/day or as needed
+ Switch to other side and repeat

 

Low Back
+ Play the spikey ball in low back, just to the left of the spine and above pelvic
+ Lean your back again a wall or door so that most of your body weight is going through the ball.
+ Perform a mini- squat to create a back and forth motion
+ Perform for 30s -1 min 4x/day or as needed
+ Switch to other side and repeat



Glutes
+ Place ball under R glutes, lean up against a wall
+ Move back and forth on right glute
+ Perform for 30s -1 min 4x/day or as needed
+ Switch to other side and repeat

The tools are within your reach to improve your game!
Educating yourself on your limitations is key.
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Be a better golfer this season, for more information contact programs@honsbergerphysioplus.com for more information on our Golf Performance Programs. 

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