Exercise to Improve Your Swing

By: Mike Pedersen

When its coming up to a new season and you are full of aches and pains and worried about your swing then perhaps the time has come to get started on some golf exercises. If you want to feel fresh when you come off of the course and avoid getting any injuries then you need to get yourself fit and ready. This means being geared up for regular exercise sessions, as well as eating a sensible and healthy diet. You only have to look at the top golf players on television to know that they must work out and keep fit.

If it's good enough for the professional golf stars then it is good enough for you. Golf exercises don't have to be hard work - you are aiming to improve your muscle strength and increase your flexibility as this is one way of avoiding sore backs and injuries. The best way of doing this is to work with somebody to devise a training and exercise routine that will improve your general well being as well as your upward swing. If you get yourself fit for the new golfing season then you are far more likely to win the game and upset your partners.

Golf exercises are becoming more popular as people begin to realize that increased flexibility usually means the ability to swing better, which results in longer drives and lower scores. Having the right kind of diet to go with your exercise program could mean that you'll be furthest down the fairway and hitting your approach shot last - don't you think that your competitors will want to know what you have been doing? They'll certainly wonder how you have managed to improve your game so much.

Rather than using a machine at your local gym for your golf exercises, try doing them while you are standing as this is the position you will be in when you take your swing. The right kind of exercises will result in an improved balance and this is vital to a good swing and in avoiding injuries. Get yourself a pair of dumbbells and hold them in front of your thighs with your palms facing each other, then raise the dumbbell to the side and up slowly; then bring it back down in position and do the same with the other side. This will strengthen your back muscles, which is necessary if you want to develop a strong take away and down swing. Is it any wonder that golf exercises are increasing in popularity with all kinds of players.

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