Here at CigarConvo, we’re always looking for ways to be better, play better, and of course enjoy life. In search of more bragging rights in the office, we’re digging into the world of golf. One of the first things we learned is that we need to be stronger. Do you want to put more power into your golf swing to hit farther? So do we. Read on.
Performing exercises to build muscular strength can add power to your golf swing, boost your endurance, and loosen up your muscles and joints to help you avoid injuries both on and off the golf course. Most golfers will do the actual fitness training in a gym using either free weights, machines or a combination of both. However, you can also perform fitness training right at home using everyday items.
Your golf fitness training program should include exercises for both the lower and upper body and primarily focus on those exercises that add to the motion of the golf swing. The program exercises should involve multi-joint movements that also include work for the torso. A strong, powerful golf swing requires coordination and strength in the major muscle areas of the body and therefore the exercises you perform should help you build both coordination and strength.
Before you start any sort of fitness training program you should always consult with your doctor, especially if you are a more mature golfer. If you know what type of exercises you will be performing and how often you will be training, make sure you cover them with your doctor. Your doctor should tell you if they have any concerns regarding the types of exercises you will be doing and your health.
Once you are done talking to your doctor, the next step is to determine where you are going to train. Most people perform their fitness training in some type of gym facility. Many gyms have certified personal trainers on hand who will be able to tailor a workout plan specifically for you to help you reach your goals. Before actually joining a gym, visit each one in your area and ask for a tour, or even a free pass for a week in order to check them out. Make sure that you are comfortable with the facility, the staff, the clientele and most of all the fitness training equipment you will be using.
Make no mistake about it, fitness training will provide you with benefits both on and off the golf course. Strengthening your body will enable you to transfer more power from your muscles into your swing allowing you to hit the ball farther and easier. So what are you waiting for? Get started on a fitness training program today and reap the benefits on the green tomorrow.
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