Recovery Workshop – Fitness Friday


When it comes to maximizing performance, your recovery time is as important as your training time. Mark Williamson shares powerful stretches to make the most out of the time you spend on and off the course.

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8 Responses to Recovery Workshop – Fitness Friday

  1. Joe Ocetnik,sr October 20, 2017 at 10:20 am #

    Very interesting, have seen a lot of stretching exercises to prep you before playing but none after you are done playing. I am 82 yrs young and golf 2 days a week. Usually pretty tired afterwards to exercise. But these look look relaxing to do to loosen you up. THANKS………………….JOE

  2. Barry Hobbs October 20, 2017 at 11:49 am #

    Great stuff Mark. I’m a senior golfer, masters international basketball player (70 plus) who has consistently incorporated your videos to keep the old bones movin’.

    Always informative and easy to follow, these videos are must sees for anyone trying to keep their bodies performing at their best. Many thanks!

    Barry Hobbs

  3. Joe Mac October 20, 2017 at 12:48 pm #

    Thanks for the video. Do you have anymore for relaxing the shoulder, upper arm areas?

  4. scott carney October 20, 2017 at 3:14 pm #

    Lets say ina 14 day period,I play golf 6 -7 times.I want to do a stretching workout the other days. How often would you do these recovery stretches and on the play days or workout days?

    • The Golf Yogi November 12, 2017 at 5:41 am #

      You can do these recovery stretches every day of the year if they are releasing tension for you. Your tightness level and soreness level the following day are a much better guide than I am for how often to do these. The line we use in yoga is “Practice so you can practice tomorrow.” Meaning that we should never push our bodies to go deeper than is comfortable. If so, our bodies will push back by being sore as tight the following day. With recovery stretches, try to keep the effort level to about 50%. That will let the muscles stretch without stress and get elongated without having to worry about added load or “pushing”. If you stay at that 50%, you should not have any residual soreness the following day, especially if you are doing simple warm up stretches before you play golf or workout. If you do have soreness the following day, just dial back the intensity a little more the next time you work with these recovery stretches.

  5. John Kaufman October 28, 2017 at 8:53 am #

    Great ideas to stay loose. Thanks for your help in working on trying to say loose and healthy. Any other tips I would greatly appreciate from you!

  6. Dr. Christian Reichardt October 30, 2017 at 3:59 pm #

    Hello Mark
    I just came across this website and your post!
    I a glad and happy to see you are giving golfers some excellent advice.
    Keep up the good work!!

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