Strength training for golf is viewed by golfers as a lot of work, time-consuming, boring and you need a gym membership to do it. None of the above is true, and if you read this article, Ill explain why.
You see strength training for golf isnt on machines anyways so that eliminates the requirement of a gym. All you need is a pair of handweights, exercise tubing and a stability ball and youve got your entire in-home golf fitness gym.
Its not a lot of work, if you pick and choose the area you want to focus on. Its not time-consuming if you do it in the convenience of your home, and have a plan of action. And lastly, it can be a lot of fun, when you use bands, exercise balls and training equipment specific to golf.
There many so-called strength training for golf programs, but when you take a look at them, youll see pictures of golfers sitting on their butts in a machine. I dont know about you, but I think golf is done on your feet, right?
Strength training for golf is becoming mainstream with the golfing community. We see and hear all the pros doing it and playing their best golf; so why wouldnt we amateurs do it also?
There are so many reasons why to participate in a strength training for golf program, that you cant overlook it and say you dont need it.
Lacking power in your swing? Its because your body cant produce any stored energy from a full backswing with torque in your core. Thats a physical issue, not mechanical.
Is your golf swing inconsistent from one swing to the next? Swing faults originate from some deeper physical limitation thats not allowing you to make a mechanically sound and repeatable swing. How many times have you taken a lesson and heard your pro say, you need to make a full backswing, but you just cant physically do it? Thats a physical issue, not mechanical.
How about injuries? Do you have one at the moment? The golf swing is physically damaging to the body if you dont have enough strength and flexibility to withstand the force the golf swing puts on it. Swinging a 3 foot long lever (club) at up to 90 mph is unbelievably stressful on the joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles of the body. Thats a physical issue, not mechanical.
I could go on and on, but I think you might get the idea by now.
Strength training for golf may be your missing link to your best game ever! If youve tried all the other methods, this is the ONLY one left. Why wouldnt you explore the possibilities a little more?
If youre looking to add power to your golf swing; improve your consistency; and prevent golf injuries, then youve got to consider strength training for golf.
About The Author: Mike Pedersen is one of the top golf performance 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.
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