3 Key Elements to Consider When Creating a Golf Specific Fitness Program
To be the best of the best on the PGA or LPGA Tour today takes much more than having a great swing and knowing how to score on the golf course. The best players in the world today know that it means understanding every aspect of their physical and mental well-being and what factors influence their performance.
Gain a competitive edge in your next round by integrating these three key elements into your current fitness program.
Specific to golf
Get rid of the traditional gym machines which focus on isolating specific muscle groups and require no stabilization work by additional muscle groups. Integrate some old and new fitness tools which allow you to move your body in a more functional setting. These include cable machines, fitness balls, medicine balls, balance disks, traditional dumbbells and don’t forget about the power of using your own bodyweight. Golf is a full-body motion and machines that isolate and build singular muscle groups are not as helpful as working on full-body athleticism.
Increase Core Stability
More efficient movement creates more efficient power. Golfers maintain an athletic posture over long periods of time and require both trunk and core stabilization and endurance. By increasing your strength and endurance in the core region of your body, you provide both a solid base of support for rotation in addition to the proper transfer of power throughout the body.
Vary your Planes of Motion during Exercise
A golf fitness program will have varying planes of motion as part of your weekly strength routine. Planes of movement include front to back motions, left to right and rotational exercises. Some good examples include multi-directional lunges and medicine ball wood chops.
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