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A Golf Fitness Plan Is A Must If You Want To Reach Your Potential

Apr 25, 2008
If you are looking for ways to better your swing, try to hit the ball anywhere near the hole, avoid the huffing and puffing that usually accompanies your trek across the course, and keep yourself from doubling in over because your lower back is driving you crazy, you might be in need of some serious golf fitness planning. All golfers know that you cannot do without a good fitness plan, especially if you want to develop your flexibility, strength and endurance, which are all important components for an improved and effective swing.

But how can you come up with an effective golf fitness plan? The road to the right fitness plan for you may be long, or it may be quick and easy especially if you get the help of a professional. Whichever way you choose, you need to know the characteristics of a good golf fitness plan in order to come up with one that is specifically tailored for you.

A good golf fitness plan should focus on both the strength and flexibility aspects of the golf swing. This means that you need to do strengthening exercise and well as stretching exercises because a good golf swing is typically a result of strength and flexibility.

These two (strength and flexibility) always go together, because you wont have an effective swing with stretching exercises alone. Regular stretching exercise without strength training may keep your muscles limber, but this will not give them the strength to endure the stress placed on them, which might lead to injury.

You do not need to go to a gym to follow a golf fitness program. You can follow a golf-fitness program designed to be done at work or at home, so you can improve on your swing during your free time. For strength training you can start with simple exercises using light to moderate weight dumbbells or exercise balls that are portable enough to carry around.

For stretching exercises you can do simple stretches that will only take up seven minutes of your time at the most. A simple exercise is the Follow-through stretch, in which you extend your right hand out in front of you, place your left palm under the right wrist, and pull the left hand against the wrist and make a big turn on the follow through. Hold this position for at least 15 seconds and then release.

As with any other sport you need to have the endurance to last each game. Doing 20 to 30 minutes of cardio exercises can greatly improve your endurance and help you keep it together as you trudge from one hole to another.

The best golf fitness plan is only as good as the person following it. That said, you need to be dedicated to following your plan as consistently as possible. To do this, get comfortable with the exercises first, and as soon you build enough confidence and success with each step, gradually build up the frequency of exercises as you go along.
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