Golf Flexibility For The Senior Golfer
Golf flexibility is the biggest term you hear when the senior golfer is complaining about lack of distance or a sore back.
Why is this?
It's not a secret that with age comes a decline in physical capabilities? especially golf flexibility.
The good news is? the above scenario can be drastically improved with a little bit of effort and consistency.
The biggest and most noticeable change is in backswing range of motion. This can rob you of massive yards off the tee and humiliate you with your golfing buddies.
How many times have you been the shortest hitter off the tee? Be honest now. I know how frustrating that can be and there is a simple solution.
In this article let's address the backswing....
Golf Travel Bags - Choose Wisely to Protect Your Investment
Planning a golf vacation? Don't forget to protect your golf clubs by choosing the right golf travel bag. How do you choose the golf travel bag that is right for you? Let's take a quick look at three different styles to help you make the right choice.
Remember, choosing the right golf travel bag isn't only about the bag itself. Golfers planning a golf vacation or just looking for protection on short golf trips should ask themselves a few questions before making a purchase.
What is your budget for a golf travel bag?
Do you travel frequently with your golf clubs?
With these questions in mind, let's take a quick look at the different styles of golf travel bags and the benefits and negatives each offers....
Back Exercise And Golf Are Synonymous
Back exercise and golf. Doesn't that sound like a common denominator? Of all the injuries in golf, the low back is by far the highest one.
To explain why doing back exercise for golf is important, a golfer needs to understand why.
The golf swing is one of the most (if not the most) stressful movements on the lower back. Picture this. You're in a static position at the start; then you try to rotate your upper body as far as you can go, while keeping the lower body as stable as you can.
This movement all by itself puts tremendous stress on the lower back. If you have a lower level of rotational flexibility, you are at HIGH RISK for low back injuries. You many have one as we speak.
Now picture having the strength to 'uncoil' that backswing, maintaining your golf posture at between 80-100 mph....
Golf Nutrition Is Not An Oxymoron - Listen Up
Golf nutrition is still a relatively new concept. However, everybody knows that leading athletes in the NBA and NFL quite often have special diets and specific nutrition programs to help them perform at their peak.
The reasons who golf nutrition is still in it's' infancy in the golf game is easy to see. To start with nutrition in sports goes hand in hand with the training and physical exercise program for the particular sport. In golf, exercises are still a very new concept although many professionals have already embraced it as an important part of their golf game.
For years golf has had the image of being a leisure sport to be played by the rich and the sort of people who do not just carelessly break into a sweat....
Senior Golf Can Be Your Best Years? Here's How
Senior golf is accepted by the golfing community as a decline in performance that is inevitable. I'm here to tell you that's incorrect! In no way does this have to happen.
For the senior golf player it may be more difficult to maintain a high level of performance, but not altogether impossible. You see, your body is the only factor that ultimately speeds up or slows down your performance as you get older.
It's a fact that physical decline takes place as we age; and for some of us, it's much quicker.
The senior golfer usually thinks it's a flexibility issue, and it may very well be. But I'm here to tell you strength declines just as rapidly.
The solution is a golf fitness program geared to your needs and your current level of fitness....
The Impact of Golf Specific Exercise
Golf specific exercises are part and parcel of the modern day golf game. Yet many people associate golf specific exercises with exercises used in other sports and by other athletes involved in more rigorous sporting activities.
For example many golfers look down on golf specific exercises that involve lifting weights. The fear that they will develop muscles which will tend to make them stiff and less flexible in their golf game. Everybody knows that flexibility is very important in golf.
Yet the truth of the matter is that golf specific weight exercises have nothing to do with building muscles like a weight lifter. This is because lighter weights are used and the lifting action is repeated more times....
The Key Rule In Getting Your Golf Swing Plane Right
Getting the golf swing plane right and virtually perfecting this key aspect of the game is the deepest desire in the heart of any golfer.
This is not too difficult to understand because the golf swing plane ultimately determines the quality of the golf swing. The golf swing in turn determines the overall quality of game the golfer will play and his final score. His general score and performance are all heavily dependant on the golf swing and it's quality.
Getting your golf swing plane correct is easier said than done because of various factors. In the past golfers would take years of practice to get their golf swing plane right. These days things have changed dramatically with the entry to the sport in the recent past, of a new breed of professional golfer....
Strength Training For Junior Golf
Much debate has occurred about kids and strength training. There's been concern about growth plate damage. There's been discussion of whether it increases their likelihood of future success or simply places them at increased stress both physically and mentally. Here's a few notes on the correct way to have a junior golfer build a strong, healthy body. First there are definite differences between adolescent boys and adolescent girls with respect to strength and strength production. In boys, absolute muscular strength (the greatest amount of force an individual can produce) grows consistently between the ages of 7 - 19. In girls, strength gains are incurred on a consistent level until about the age of 15, when a period of stagnation occurs and strength gains plateau, and in fact begins to fall....
Do You Fear Golf Weight Training Programs
In a sport that hardly has any controversies; few issues have come as close to being controversial as golf weight training programs have. More so with amateur and non-professional golfers.
And yet if you really examine the facts, golf weight training programs need not be controversial at all.
Although professionals have now fully embraced the benefit of golf weight training programs, amongst the other golfers golf weight training programs are still looked on with a lot of fear and apprehension. These fears are of course mainly based on ignorance rather than enough solid facts and knowledge.
One of the greatest fears is that some of the golf weight training programs designed to build strength are too strenuous....
Periodization Training For Golf
The idea of periodization has been around a very long time for athletes at all levels. The concept is simple. If you started with the goal in mind, let's say it was to win the Club Championship or place in the top 3 in your next Amateur event, then you would plan accordingly.
Generally, an annual plan is used, although it is not uncommon to use longer periods of time especially when working with a younger developing athlete.
Periodization occurs when you break down all of the segments into actual manageable parts, always keeping the long term goal in mind. Your master plan may be broken down into which phase you are in, for example, are you in your competitive stage or pre-competitive stage?...
Fitness For Golf Is The Key To Rejuvenating Your Golf Game
Fitness for golf is prevalent at every level. You hear about it all the time on the television and even teaching pros are talking more about the importance of fitness for golf.
The reason being is the belief that your 'physical limitations' are keeping you from optimal swing mechanics, power, distance and accuracy.
For the aging golfer this is most prevalent.
Without a golf-specific exercise program, it is virtually impossible to maintain and/or improve swing mechanics. The human body declines rapidly without stress being put on it.
What I mean? is muscles and bones need stress and pressure on them to remain strong, stable and injury-free. Without this stress? the body weakens and breaks down quickly?...
What is Golf Exercise Equipment And How Can It Help
Golf exercise equipment can be a variety of pieces; but what truly is golf exercise equipment?
You'd be surprised to find out it is not expensive; and is not necessarily in a gym or health club either.
Yes? there are golf "machines" for stretching and strength building that are well over one thousand dollars, but are definitely not needed.
When you think of the golf swing, it's a dynamic movement completed in space with your 'whole' body. So any kind of training or golf exercise equipment should be able to accommodate this.
For starters, a pair of hand weights (dumbbells) are inexpensive, portable and can be used for dozens of golf-specific exercises. They don't have to be heavy or cumbersome....
How to Develop More Power in Your Golf Swing
How can you develop more power in your golf swing? This is probably a question that all of us want an answer to. Most of us go to great lengths to do whatever it takes to get that "power" into our drives off the tee. I think we probably all have some ideas of where 300-yard drives come from, but I want to give you the answers without any "fluff."
Golf swing power is the result of three specific factors. Two out of the three are much more important, but the third does have a bearing on the outcome of how far you hit that ball.
The first and probably most evident of the three is your swing mechanics. I bet you are not surprised by this one.
The second one is probably the least recognized of the three, but for many is the "...
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