How Important Is A Golf Fitness Program
A golf fitness program can make the difference between you optimizing your golf potential or playing the same frustrating golf you may be used to playing.
It’s no secret that the body swings the club and plays the game…so why wouldn’t you consider a golf fitness program to play your best?
A golf fitness program consists of strength, flexibility, endurance and even nutrition. But the big difference is making your golf fitness program as golf-specific as you can.
How do you do that?
First off…just take a look at the position your body is in during the golf swing. It’s “on your feet” and in golf posture (bent at the waste, knees flexed, upper back fairly straight, ankles flexed, etc…).
Can you now see how any “physical limitation” you have will dramatically affect your ability to make a sound, repeatable golf swing?
So the answer is definitely starting a golf fitness program. It’s not as intimidating as you may think. It doesn’t take going to a gym. It doesn’t involve lifting heavy weights and really killing yourself. It doesn’t involve 2 hours every day of the week either.
A golf fitness program can be as simple as using a pair of hand weights (dumbbells), an exercise ball and exercise tubing. All very inexpensive, portable and perfect for your home or even your office.
You can take your exercise tubing, attach it to a door and make downswings every day of the week. This is a great exercise to sneak in at your office that will have a direct impact on the power you produce through impact.
Designing a “complete golf fitness program” will take a little more creativity. I would strongly recommend pursuing a qualified golf fitness trainer to put together a complete golf fitness program that addresses your specific physical limitations.
You don’t want to waste your time on exercises and stretches you don’t need to do. You want to focus on a balanced golf fitness program that will improve your weaknesses.
You will be amazed how quickly your game will turn around. I’ve worked with golfers who have seen improvements in a matter of days! Literally! Their fitness had declined so much they couldn’t even get the ball airborne off the tee and within days were hitting it dozens of yards further.
What a joy to hear stories like that!