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Tips on How to be Fit for Golf Fitness

Aug 16, 2008
The game of golf is just like many other sports; it keeps you active, in shape and requires energy and strategy. Some prefer the game of golf to other outdoor sports for many reasons that include the walking or even the entire mental aspect of the game. No matter what your personal reasons are for participating, you are sure to get active and keep yourself in physical condition while playing.

Although the game of golf does not look like a strenuous activity such as running, swimming or even playing ball, it requires a great deal of strength training, stretching and cardio activity in order to be successful. Without proper fitness routines, your golf game will not be as beneficial as you would like.

Strength is important for your golf swing, including both long drives and short puts. Having the utmost control over your muscles and what they can achieve is essential for gauging how far you can guide the ball to your target. Without proper strength, you will not be able to perform up to your expectations.

Stretching is imperative for any sport, especially in golf. With the amount of pivoting that you do with each swing, you will want to make sure that your flexibility is at a satisfactory level so that you do not injure yourself while on the course. Flexibility also helps with instances of lower back pain that you may endure from those long walks on the course.

Having a good cardio vascular regime is beneficial for those on the golf course. You will not tire as easily as those who are in less than perfect shape and for those courses where a golf cart is unavailable for use, you will not find yourself exhausted from the longer walk to each hole. Being less tired during your shots will help with your concentration and focus and essentially bring you better results.

Diet is also a large part of any sport. Finding out what types of foods are better for your body during your exercise routine is essential for gaining the most out of the fuel you put into your body. Depending on the time of day and the duration of your game will gauge what your body will require in terms of food and energy for your exercise. Do not skip breakfast and be sure to watch the 'filler' sugars when trying to find quick sources of energy for your golf game.

Basic fitness routines will definitely help any golfer who wants to achieve better results, but for those who strive to excel, there are many specialized golf fitness programs out there for that very idea. By researching either on your own or with a personal golf fitness trainer, you will find that there are a number of programs designed for those particular muscles that are required to boost your swing, increase your stamina or even help your concentration on the course. Be sure to examine your own personal fitness regime and focus on the areas where you need help the most.
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