It is clear why professional golfers train with TPI and fitness coaches. Touring professionals realized early on that to maximize performance they have to be physically fit. Here at the EPGA amateur golfers can take advantage of the same sports conditioning science used by Tour players. However, just like professionals, recreational golfers must understand that running a treadmill and lifting weights is good for basic fitness but doesn’t necessarily help improve your swing mechanics.
The goal of a golf conditioning program is to build a fundamentally sound swing and reduce the risk of injury. If you’re already a low handicap player, conditioning can focus on maximizing performance.
Why is improving physical capacity to swing correctly so important? If a golfer can’t physically execute sound swing mechanics no amount of lessons and practice will overcome the inhibiting physical limitations. Improvements become frustratingly difficult to achieve.
Faulty swing mechanics also cause injuries, particularly to the lower back. More practice with poor mechanics only adds flawed repetitions thereby increasing accumulated trauma to muscles, joints and the spine. The swing’s demands are hard enough on the body without adding bad mechanics to the mix.
How many times have you made the turn into the back nine and felt tired and fatigued. Typically at this point you physically start to break down, you start to lose focus, and your next thought is tee off and hope for the best, and get to the next hole as fast as possible with as little damage as possible.
What I usually see is pictures of a guy sitting on a machine in a gym trying to isolate A muscle to make it bigger. This is not considered golf-specific training. Another thing I see is a strength-only, or a stretching-only program. The golf swing requires both strength and proper flexibility to be able to repeat a sound mechanically swing with power and consistency.
Let me explain. The golf swing is considered a static as well as a dynamic movement. That means to get the benefit of fitness training, golfers need to train like a golfer. Since golf involves every major muscle in the body in a sequential pattern of movement, do you think sitting on a machine isolating one muscle group in a “controlled” and “guided” manner will really help your swing? Just like training for any other sport, a golf program should incorporate specific movements for the exact improvements in his or her golf swing.
Weight training and working out could be your missing link, if it is done correctly and specific to your sport. The wrong choice in the type of training program, exercise selection, could hinder your golf game. Take the right step to be golf specific .
Are you :
– Looking for a workout program specifically for golf.
– A program that will increase your flexibility.
– A program to generate more strength and power to increase clubhead speed
– A program that will stop the aches and pains you encounter before, during or after a round
– A program that will improve your golf game.
If Yes, then this golf fitness program is for you.
Join us at EPGA and start your fit, effortless, pain free golf swing!