We all know that stretching prior to any athletic activity helps warm-up the muscles to reduce injuries. But in today’s hectic society too few of us take heed. Many golfers go from car to tee, taking a few practice swings before hitting their first shot. Then about the 4th hole or 9th, you hear, “My swing is finally coming together.” Why did it take so long? You didn’t effectively stretch out your core, a critical muscle used during the golf swing.
ActivMotion Bar is a unique fitness aid —it’s a hollow, metal bar with rolling steel weights inside, generating momentum and forcing the body to gently surpass normal range of motion during warm-up exercises, lengthening and strengthening the core muscles for a fuller, more powerful swing. The bar has a two-fold purpose…it provides core strength conditioning and helps you get into the right movement pattern to properly transfer weight. The full-length bar series features five 5-foot lengths in weights ranging from 6-18lbs. The new compact bar is 4-feet long, 4.5lbs., ideal for carrying right in a golf bag, ready for use warming up before your round. Included is a Golf Fitness DVD program, developed by Titleist Performance Institute certified golf professionals, and warm-up poster with specific exercises.
The ActivMotion Bar is not just for golf enthusiasts. Everyone can benefit from its use; because we all know that our flexibility and range of motion diminishes with age. Daily stretching with the Bar is good preventative medicine to promote a healthy body!
A research study with the University of Michigan Human Movement Lab showed ActivMotion Bars activate core muscles up to 200% more than other training tools tested. A stronger, more flexible core translates into a more powerful swing, with a gain of an extra 10-40 yards off the tee following a 5-min. warmup. www.activmotionbar.com