August 27, 2012

Developing Proper Technique Through Golf Fitness

Millions of dollars are spent each year on golf lessons in the United States alone. Even with this large investment, the average North American handicap has not changed in the past 30 years. We must consider the fact that teaching of the golf swing has concentrated on changing only the aesthetic product (movement) without developing the quality of the underlying machine, which can either enhance or inhibit the ability to create movement.

Each joint in your body has a range of motion that is specific to you. Each of us is different. Some people have great mobility, and some are limited in their range of movement. If you can’t rotate your shoulders through a full range of motion when you are at rest, how can they move through a full range of motion during the golf swing? It doesn’t make sense to expect them to do so. The problem is, when learning to hit the ball better, many people try to move into positions that aren’t physically possible because of limitations in range of motion. Not until the body improves to allow for greater range of motion and strength will a golfer be able to attain these positions during the golf swing.

This is why you need to achieve a certain level of golf fitness before expecting to make the desired swing changes properly and efficiently. The golf swing is in fact, a very unnatural movement. You cannot expect your body to perform this task without the proper preparation.

So what is golf fitness, and how do you achieve it? Each sport has its own specific demands, and golf is NO exception. However, golf fitness is much different from the general fitness people go to the gym to achieve.

The major characteristics that need to be trained for golf fitness are mobility, stability, balance, body awareness, strength, and power.

The order in which these specific components are trained is just as important as the components themselves. The correct progression of exercises provides the most efficient training and diminishes the risk of injury. Training for power before you have obtained an adequate amount of stability increases the risk of injury.

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Remember, the goal of a golf fitness program is to build a solid foundation of strength and flexibility that is specific to your needs. I encourage you to seek the help of a certified golf fitness professional in your area.

Golf is a wonderful activity that can contribute to a healthier lifestyle through encouraging both increased physical activity and social interaction. A fitness program specific to golf will not only help increase your enjoyment on the course but will give you an excuse to have a healthier one off as well.

This article is written by Chris Ownbey
When it comes to Golf Performance, Chris Ownbey has for many years trained golfers, teaching them the secrets to increased strength, greater flexibility and better health. And here’s the great news for YOU.  With the Ultimate Golf Fitness Performance his “Online golf fitness system”- the secrets are now available in person or in the privacy of your own home.

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