An entire day of golf can be exhausting, never mind multiple days in a row! As much as you would like to head straight for the couch, or your bed, after a long tournament, it is important to ensure that you are taking the proper steps to recovery for your body. Because everyone’s body is different, many people go through different recovery processes after a lot of active work. If you have never spent time recovering after a game of golf, or even a few hours at the gym, here are a few ways that you can get started and be on the track to rest, and ultimately, getting back out there on the course!
- Drink a lot of water. This is important always, but especially throughout the recovery process after a day of golf. By drinking a lot of water from the moment you get off the course, to the time you go to bed, you are ensuring that you will not become dehydrated and that you are not decreasing your blood pressure. Make it a habit to drink at least a glass of water every day when you wake up, to start your day off strong!
- Foam roller. If you have not already invested in a foam roller, take a trip to the store to pick one up as soon as possible! You do not need to purchase an expensive one – a cheaper option will still do the trick. You can foam roll all different muscles within your body, including your legs, glutes, back and arms!
- Stretch. Take at least a half hour a day to incorporate stretches into your daily routine. Specifically, work to stretch your legs in order to build stability in your golf swing and stretch your neck to make sure it stays relaxed and flexible.
- Incorporate relaxation techniques. Finally, try to incorporate some different relaxation techniques to get your body in full rest-mode. Some techniques can include the child pose, deep breathing and deep squats.
Remember, everyone recovers in different ways, so listen to your body and focus on areas that you have the most problems with!