Golf Specific Training

Golf-Specific Training

Personal Training can improve your game!

If you want to hit longer drives that stay in the fairway, improve your stamina and avoid injuries, some basic exercises before and during the golf season are a must!

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Photo by qrodoflickr / CC BY 2.0

Doing exercises that you know will improve your game can be fun too!  When you do them, you will know immediately how they will greatly improve your golf swing with more power, control and flexibility.

Exercises specific to your golf swing can be fun too! When you do them, you will know immediately that they will greatly improve your golf swing.

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  • Add distance to your drive
  • Increase your endurance
  • Improve control of your short game
  • Strengthen core and back muscles
  • Develop balance, stability & flexibility
  • Reduce the chance of muscle strains and back injuries

Golf training program

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Photo by haraldmm / CC BY 2.0

Just take a look at the body position of this golfer after he has completed his drive! How many muscles do you think he had to engage to execute this athletic feat well? What are his chances of injury if the muscles are not properly conditioned?

Golf is a physically and mentally demanding sport, so although a “general fitness” program is beneficial to almost everyone, it is not tailored to meet the very specific needs of golfers. As a golfer involved in any level of play from beginner to pro, you will benefit greatly from a golf-specific training program.

If you are keen on improving your golf game, the types of exercises you need to focus on are core strength, stability and flexibility. The muscles of the core are the powerhouse and the foundation of your golf swing so proper conditioning will make a huge difference in the power you get from your long shots. Good core strength also allows you to have more endurance so your short game is more precise, fresh and controlled. The core exercises work the muscles of the abdominals, back and hips. Many other muscles attach to this area making the midsection the foundation of all movement.

Good core strength and stability reduces back pain, improves athletic performance as well as postural imbalances. Increasing flexibility reduces your chance of injury, gives you better range of motion and improves muscle tone.

No matter what your level of play, you will find the sport more enjoyable and rewarding if your body is conditioned for it. And you will find many benefits of golf-specific training in your day-to-day life since all of these exercises are considered functional fitness training, meaning that allow you to perform normal everyday activities with greater ease!