Starting a golf fitness program can provide a number of benefits to your life on and off the golf course. Here are three big reasons why you should start a golf specific fitness program now. Injury prevention If you have an injury or want to prevent one from occurring, you need to perform resistance exercise. By putting your joints and muscles under tension, they will become more resilient over time. In one study, they found that resistance training can decrease sports injuries to 1/3 and it may halve overuse injuries (Lauersen et al, 2013). Stretching has it’s place, but strength training is the main way for you to stay fit for golf.
Mental benefits As well as physical benefits, there are many psychological benefits of golf specific fitness. By completing regular workouts, you are likely to have a reduction in stress and anxiety. In addition, exercise will help your physical appearance and self-confidence which is priceless on the course. Most people say golf is predominantly mental game, so by working out you can kill two birds with one stone. Improved driving distance If you want to play your best possible golf, having a higher swing speed will certainly help you. It’s a fact that hitting the golf ball further improves your scoring potential. It’s no surprise that most professional golfers have a speed training element in their fitness routines, so you should too. To find out more about increasing distance read here https://www.golfphysiotherapyaustralia.com/post/5-ways-to-increase-distance-now
So what should you do now?
Incorporating a specific golf fitness program into your routine can change your golfing life. Too often I see my clients invest huge amounts of money into their equipment but not into themselves. Don’t let that be you, take advantage of your best golfing asset, your body.
My typical client achieves:
A 45% reduction in their pain
A 25% gain in flexibility
A loss of 2.25 shots off their handicap
If you want to take your game to the next level, book a free discovery call or assessment below.
The effectiveness of exercise interventions to prevent sports injuries. Lauersen, J.B., Bertelsen, D.M. and Andersen, L.B. (2013).