How to Stretch Sore Arms After Disc Golf

Stretching your arms after disc golf can help prevent soreness.

Stretching your arms after disc golf can help prevent soreness.

Disc golf, which was developed in the 1970s and is also known as Frisbee golf, is a new take on an old sport. Instead of a club, players toss a wooden disc into an above-ground basket. According to the Professional Disc Golf Association, a good disc golf throw down conditions your upper and lower body and provides an aerobic workout. Because of the throwing movement involved, you may find that your arms are sore after a game. Basic bicep, triceps, wrist and forearm stretches can provide relief.

Stretch your triceps by lifting one arm above your head and placing your flat palm on your upper back. With your opposite hand, press on your lifted elbow until you feel a stretch. Hold the stretch for several deep breaths, then repeat on the other side.

Rest your hands behind you on a table or other flat surface with your palms facing up. Bend your knees and lower your torso until you feel the stretch in your biceps. Hold for several deep breaths, come back to a standing position and remove your arms from the table.

Lift one arm in front of your body with your palm facing down. Point your fingers toward the floor and hold the tips of your fingers with your opposite hand. Pull your fingers toward your body to stretch your forearm and elbow. Hold for 15 to 30 seconds, release and repeat on the other side.

Hold your hands in front of your chest in a prayer position with your elbows bent at your sides. Press your palms together and move your arms downward until you feel a stretch in your wrists. Then move the heels of your hands apart, keeping the stretch in your fingers. Hold the position for 15 to 30 seconds.

 

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S.R. Becker is a certified yoga teacher based in Queens, N.Y. She has a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing and has worked as a writer and editor for more than 15 years. Becker often writes for "Yoga in Astoria," a newsletter about studios throughout New York City.

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