Golf specific exercises are very important.
Whether we care to admit it some of us are not getting any younger and whether 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 more time in the gym.
Have you noticed the physique of some of best players in the world today? Tiger Woods, Rory McIIroy, Dustin Johnson just to name a few.
Have you ever seen how hard Gary Player works out?
And he is in his 80s.
From the research I've been doing there are lots of golf fitness benefits.
I really need to properly train the areas that focus on the muscles that are important in my golf swing.
This means I need to get more flexible and increase my mobility.
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.
Actually 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 make sense to do
In my mind I had to do more golf specific exercises and that was because as the years have gone by I have begun to notice little nagging aches and pains that interfere with my training and my "athletic performance."
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 that will 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
Gary Player still at it