Strength for golf is a term youve all heard by now. Its all over the television during professional tournaments, and golf instructors are now throwing the term around.
What makes strength for golf so important and why should you listen?
Let me briefly explain.
The golf swing is traumatic to the body! I cant put it any simpler than that. When you are swing an object that is over 3 feet long at over 85 mph, there is a physical cost.
The physical cost is undo stress on the major joints of the body. The lower back is the most common area to get injured, along with the hips, shoulders, knees and even wrists.
If your body is physically weak and restricted (low level of flexibility), you will have a minimal chance at playing good golf and staying injury-free as well.
How many times have you gone to the range or the course, only to come home with your lower back stiff, aching or in pain? What about other body parts? Ill be youve felt your hip joints or maybe even your shoulder joints at some point.
If you saw a slow motion video of the human body swinging a club, youd be shocked. The body is put in some torqued positions throughout the swing. When the body is weak it breaks down. Thats a fact!
In comes strength for golf!
By working your golf specific muscles, you will not only improve your swing mechanics quickly, but your game will transform. You will feel like a different golfer on the course. Your playing partners will be in awe.
You may think Im hyping this up, but all the above is true! You will quickly realize this has been the missing link to your golf game improvement all along. And dont ever think its too late to start a program of strength for golf.
About The Author: Mike Pedersen is one of the top golf fitness swing trainers in the country. Golf Magazine’s expert at GolfOnline.com, author and founder of several cutting-edge online golf performance sites. Take a look at his just released golf performance dvds and manual at his golf swing tips site – Perform Better Golf.