Golf Exercise Benefits

By: Mike Pedersen

Golf exercise benefits are many. Golfers have struggled foryears with their games and have become very frustrated. I can'ttell you how many times I play with golfers who are about toquit the game.

To explain golf exercise benefits to a golfer takes a littleconvincing, but in a short amount of time they become believers.There are so many I can't possible list them all in thisarticle, but you will be motivated to take this approach.

Some of the main golf exercise benefits are; improved power forlonger drives; dramatically improved stability for betterconsistency; a body that moves freer, removing tension from theswing; more energy for 18 holes; elimination of injuries; weightloss; improved concentration due to a reduction in fatigue; Icould go on-and-on.

Improved Power For Longer Drives

If your body is weak and inflexible you will not be able toachieve optimal swing mechanics. Such things as a full shoulderturn, with minimal hip rotation; creating and retaining torque(energy) in your core for maximum clubhead spead; propersequence of motion with muscles firing at the appropriate time;being able to swing just a little harder on long par 5's andstill be in control.

Removing Tension From The Swing

When you improve your flexibility (range of motion specific toyour golf swing) you are able to make a full backswing with notension in the supporting muscles of the swing. Like theshoulders, lower back, upper back (lats), and even the wrists.It is known in most athletics that less tension equals morepower.

More Energy For 18 Holes

One of the biggest culprits of back nine blow-ups is loss ofenergy resulting in poor mental confidence and swing mechanics.I see this one all the time when I play...golfers who are out ofshape and lack appropriate fuel intake and maintenance. Havingenergy for 18 holes builds tremendous confidence and a higherlevel of play.

Elimination Of Injuries

Golf injuries are prevalent among all amateur golfers,especially senior golfers. The golf swing is a damaging movementon the human body. Swinging a club between 80-100 mph in lessthan a second can be traumatic. Golfers who don't have anadequate level of golf strength and flexibility are susceptibleto injury every time they swing the club. The lower back usuallytakes the brunt of the stress and strain. Then hips, knees,shoulders and even wrists. A stronger, more flexible golfer willavoid injuries indefinitely.

Weight Loss

I have worked with over 10,000 golfers via my online golfperformance website and they all fill out an initial golffitness profile. Since I review every one of them personally, Isee how many of them have weight loss of 10-30 pounds as a goal.There are more overweight golfers on the course than fit ones.This is because golfers have not come to the conclusion thefitness plays a critical role in golf performance. Exercisingwill not only improve lean muscle, but melt fat away. To notonly improve their golf, but lose weight is icing on the cakefor any golfer.

Improved Concentration

How many times have you had a good score going into the backnine only to have a couple of blow-up holes that ruined yourscore? It happens all the time. Why? Because your body fatiguesand your brain doesn't maintain a high enough level ofconcentration. The result is poor club selection; swingmechanics and diminishing confidence. A fitter golfer willalways have the edge over an out-of-shape one. When the roundprogresses and tension creeps in they will prevail every time.

The above are only a few golf exercise benefits...but enough tohopefully convince you that it's worth looking into. The golfswing is now being viewed as a very athletic movement, likebaseball, tennis, etc...and should be approached from aconditioning emphasis. I hope you now realize the return oninvestment from these golf exercise benefits.

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