Lower Back Exercises: Lying Leg Raises

By Marci Shear
Lower back exercises can make it easier to walk the course.
Lower back exercises can make it easier to walk the course.

Lying leg raises are a simple exercise that can greatly benefit a golfer's game. Lying leg raises assist golfers with the flexibility and lower back strength necessary to improve their swings. They also strengthen the quadriceps, which will help golfers add power to their swing.

Lower Back Exercises: Lying Leg Raises

Lie with your back flat on the ground or on an exercise mat.

Bend your left knee and keep your left foot on the floor.

Stick your right leg out straight.

Tighten your abdominal muscles and raise your right leg 6 to 12 inches off the floor.

Hold for one to five seconds, then lower right leg slowly.

Perform 10 times per leg. Switch legs and repeat.

About the Author

Marci Shear has been a sports reporter for the Associated Press, the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times. Shear has also written for several magazines, including Vineline and the Chicago Sports Review. In her 14-year career, Shear has covered high school sports, college football, basketball and major league baseball. She has a Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of Chicago.

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