Why talk about golf specific exercises on
a site devoted to golfing in the
Whether we care to admit it some of us are not getting any younger
it is 18 or 36 holes to have any chance to play our best we must
take care of our bodies.
Even the PGA pros are spending time in the gym.
Have you noticed the physique
of some of best players in the world today?
Have you ever seen how hard Gary Player works out?
And he is in his 80s.
From what I have been reading most pros cope with the long
PGA season now with their own year round fitness programs.
While you and I will never reach that kind of fitness level
I still wanted to find some golf specific exercises that gave me a fighting to chance.
I want to enjoy the game I love for as long as I can in the least amount of pain or discomfort.
These are the 3 questions I needed to get answered
to help me with my research to get in better "golf shape"
Why do I need
golf specific exercises?
the books I've been reading there are lots of golf fitness benefits,
I need to
properly train the areas that focus on the muscles that
are important in my
This means I need to get
more flexible and increase my
If I can work on my range of
motion for my golf swing it will reduce
my chances of injury down the road.
This means I have to focus in on my neck, what is known as my torso spine,
(Helps when I turn for my back swing),
my hips, wrists and ankles.
I felt better knowing when some of my buddies also complained
of these same
problem areas especially tight hips.
This I have been told is one of the major
we reasons we all end up with lower back pain.
And this I can attest to there
have been many a morning after a
day out on the course where the discomfort in
my lower back was hard to take.
What golf specific exercises do should I be doing?
In my mind I
had to do more golf specific exercises and that was because as the years have
I have begun to notice little nagging aches and pains that interfere
with my training and my "athletic
I knew I needed to need to find some sort of program where I
am able to be able to work and train the
small muscles, what they call stabilizers which allow the larger muscles
to perform optimally, when I swing the golf club.
Because of this those nagging
aches and pains I want to train so
begin to see those aches and pains disappear
after 18 holes and be able to regain some of the lost athletic form
of days gone by.
(Ok the last wish is dreaming)
often do I need to do golf specific exercises
out for years, and despite seeing good increases in my strength and muscle
I could never attain the 'athletic body' I wanted. (only in my dreams)
But I was also frustrated because
I wanted to improve my game as it will begin
to diminish as I got older.
I also don't
have a lot of time to spend in the gym, I still have other "real life"
commitments which won't wait.
Family, spouse and business.
But I am willing to
do whatever it takes as long as I get the results.
So if I can get the workout
in at the gym or at home I will be fine.
So from what
I have been able to discover most golf workouts should be done repeatedly over a long period of time and the exercises
I'll be doing will focus on my Flexibility and
Mobility, Stability training which help increase the power in my swing.
I also find a workout which incorporates Strength and power training which is the key to distance as well as hitting out
So stay tuned
and I will let you know how my training is coming along. Hope the chart helps you as well.