Monday, July 23, 2007

Hey Golfers! Listen Up!

Want to improve the club head speed in your golf swing? If you will strength train just 3 days per week (at least 30 minutes per session), it will improve your total golf game. Muscle endurance is needed to be able to "finish" a strong round of golf.

Golfers have not traditionally been "workout warriors" in the weight room. Thanks to golfers like Tiger Woods (a huge advocate of strength training), more golfers are seeking the benefits of strength training for their sport.

Strength training not only makes golfers better players, but it also decreases injury recovery time and/or prevents injuries. Low back pain and various other trunk-related injuries are common to amateur and pro golfers. Since the golf swing is one of the most explosive and biomechanically complex movements in sports, a player needs to follow a golf-specific strength and conditioning program. Failure to do so will inevitably lead to injuries.

Core training is the foundation that improves your overall golfing game. The greater your core strength, the greater your extremity (limbs) strength and power will be. Posture, flexibility, strength, balance, stability and power will all be enhanced with a strong core.

Flexibility will increase joint range of motion thereby increasing your club swing range and time for generation of force. The power of your club swing is increased by integrating core strength with posture, flexibility, extremity strength, balance, stability and power. Strength alone will not do much to improve your club head speed.

All the components work together to transfer the power generated in your lower body to your trunk, to your arms and finally to the club head. Finally, strength and conditioning (which includes cardio training) will allow you to have the muscle endurance you need to finish those golfing rounds on a strong note. Golfers, a great golf game starts in the weight room!

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Mark Dilworth, BA, PES
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1 comment:

  1. Hi there,
    I love to play Golf.Its interesting game.



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