The Latest Fitness Tips for Golfers
If improving your golf game is at the top of your list of things you’d like to do, then you need a workout plan that includes exercises targeted at strength training, flexibility, and breathing.
Regardless of how seriously you play or how frequently, if you want to shave some strokes off your game, and feel better doing it, we suggest you keep reading and add some of these fitness tips to your regimen.
We’ve identified that proper breathing, strength, and flexibility are the main areas golfers need to address in their fitness routines. However, it’s equally important to ensure the workouts you do are specific to the types of actions golfers perform and needs they have. A general routine is not going to cut it.
So, along with some thoughts around why each is so important, we’ve compiled some great articles that provide the kind of direction you can incorporate into a regular regime to ensure you start hitting every shot with precision consistently.
The real culprit with bad breathing techniques is bad posture. If you’re like the majority of the population you likely sit at a desk all day hunched over a computer and you may not get enough exercise. All of this combines to create a perfect storm of tight muscles in your hips and rounded shoulders, and with this bad posture comes poor breathing.
Improper breathing techniques can create issues in a lot of areas, but for a golfer, it’s key to understand how your breath impacts your performance overall. For instance, proper breathing relieves tension in the body, which allows for a faster and more effortless swing. It also provides oxygen to muscles and the brain, which ensures they function optimally and can help stop some of the silly mistakes that can pop up when your head isn’t in the game.
There are many exercises that can be done to help improve breathing, for a few of our favorites check out this article.
Strength & Flexibility
Having a poor golf swing can often be a sign of weakness and inflexibility. Players typically swing between 75-100 times using one side of their body, which means muscle imbalances and overuse injuries can be quite common.
Without a well-balanced workout regimen combining strength and flexibility exercises to build power and mobility, it’s only a matter of time before your swing will suffer. With just a few pieces of equipment, you can follow this simple guide to the ten best exercises for golfers right at home!
We hope you found these quick golf fitness tips useful! For many professional golfers, injury prevention is the number one priority. Injuries to your back, hips, and legs are no laughing matter. Part of injury prevention is keeping up with a good fitness workout that’s tailored for golf to keep you strong and limber. So try out these exercises before the next time you head out onto the golf course and have fun and stay healthy!
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