As The spring weather is getting better and Summer is just around the corner, Instead of chatting about getting your ‘Beach Body’ I’m going to just talk about the importance of conditioning for golf.
It’s something that truthfully I really know little about because I really don’t play golf or go to any links, But the principles for conditioning for golf is very similar to conditioning I do for other sports Like Rugby or Skiing…
So golf can be highly addictive game and for those who play golf, the game can offer plenty of hours of enjoyment. However, many golfers spend a lot of time out in the field, but really don’t spend enough time conditioning their body for golf. The upshot is, they find that they are unable to improve their game, or they can experience injuries. Here are some implications when the body is not properly conditioned.
1) Poor strength and flexibility. – Without proper conditioning, strokes and swings cannot be well accomplished. All the golf professionals stick to a strict body conditioning program because they understand that technique can only do so much.
To progress further, they need to increase their strength and flexibility. So they don’t spend all their time out in the golf field. They also spend a good deal of their time in the gym, conditioning the key muscles.
2) Fitness level. – Without proper conditioning, your fitness level will not improve. That will affect the time that you can stay in the playing field. You also will not be able to practice your swings for as long as you want because your fitness just won’t allow you to do so.
With consistent conditioning, you will be able to stay out in the field longer and enjoy more of your game. You will also be practice harder and your overall game will certainly improve.
3) Injury prone. – Have you ever tried to play a game of golf and then find that you injure your shoulder or back easily? This is also a result of poor conditioning. Without strong muscles to support your movements (Especially in your back), sudden jerks and exertions can easily cause injuries.
The end result is that you end up spending more time trying to recover from injuries. And every time you try to get out to play, the same old injuries come back to haunt you. All that can go away with proper conditioning and Having a Proper Coach that can teach you the correct techniques,
You really shouldn’t go to a gym and perform movements from someone (And this includes ill educated PT’s) that can’t pick up if you haven’t got good body mechanics.
Here are some simple golf conditioning tips.
Tip 1: Know your goals. From your games, you should know your own weaknesses. Are there some strokes that you find particularly difficult to execute? Do you need more strength or flexibility? Knowing your goals will help you shape your conditioning program.
Tip 2: Build up your strength with resistance training. Many golfers avoid resistance training because they want to avoid pain. Pain is only temporary, especially for those who are just starting out or for those who haven’t been exercising for a long time This is usually called DOMS ( Delayed onset of muscular soreness).
After a few sessions, the pain will be gone and you will be enjoying your training. The main reason why you should build up your strength is because you get to execute a wider variety of strokes on the field. For instance, you can hit harder when compared to your opponents and cover longer distances with your stroke. This will give you a competitive edge as others will find it hard to match your strength.
Tip 3: Don’t just focus on key muscles. Obviously, core muscles and arm strength will have an immediate impact on your game. But it’s also good to take care of overall fitness so that you can have more energy to stay focused during the game.
One of the best Exercises for golf Conditioning:
Standing Wood Chop : This exercise integrates the movements of the hips, back, and shoulders, while increasing strength and improving flexibility. It’s best performed with a cable system, like a resistance band, but can also be done with a medicine ball or free weight.
Place the resistance band beneath your left foot. Slightly bending your knees, pull the band overhead to your right, like you’re about to swing an axe. Perform 8-12 repetitions, then rest for 30 seconds. Switch sides and repeat one to three times.
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