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Golf Conditioning Part 5

In the past 4 series of articles we have talked about flexibility, exercise selection, posture, motor program (movement) development and the importance of nutrition. In part 5 of this series, we will discuss how to put it all together. As you probably have learned at this point, golf is not just about hitting the ball. There are many pieces the puzzle of increased performance. If you have read this series on Gold Conditioning, then you have already taken the first step towards increase health, vitality and golf performance. Now you goal should be to act on all this great info that you have just learned. What have you learned up to this point? 1. It is the person, not the club that hits and dictates the accuracy of the shot. Machine training will not benefit your golf game. The only thing it can do is increase muscle size. Unless you … Continue Reading

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Golf Conditioning Part 4

In this next issue of this 5 part series, I will discuss the importance of nutrition. This is a touchy subject that most golfers, as well as Americans think they know about. If that were the case, then we would not be a diabetic, overweight, depressed and overworked society. There are so many fad diets on the market that most people’s heads are just spinning in circles not knowing which one to follow. This one says no fat, that one says no carbs, the others say hi protein, so what do you believe…………NONE OF THEM? When you get to the nuts and bolts of it, these diets are designed for only one purpose in mind, $$$! They are not looking out for the health and well being of your inner soul. They are looking for the easiest and fastest way to persuade America to dump lots of money into one … Continue Reading

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Golf Conditioning Part 3

In the last part of this series we discussed the importance of flexibility. In this next issue of the series, we will briefly explain postural issues in relation to most golfers. As I have said in the previous issue, most golfers tend to begin learning the game at an older age to relax, relieve stress, while conducting business or for exercise. If you look at the world today, we move less and work more. By moving less, we are stuck behind desks most of the day or sitting in a car in traffic. These two static (at rest) postural positions are very similar to the golf address posture of most of the golfers on the course today. They tend to have a forward head and kyphotic (rounded) upperback (Poor Posture below). What is posture and what does good posture look like? This is a complex topic to summarize in a … Continue Reading

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Golf Conditioning Part 2

In this second edition of my five part series on golf conditioning, I will cover issues regarding flexibility. Most of the golfers out there today tend to stretch right before they tee off, during each hole or whenever they feel the need. Their routines typically contain the basic stretches that they learned in gym class 30 years ago. Now do you think something you were doing in school when you were 10, 15, or 20 years old will still apply to the same body today…..no! Golf flexibility is not something that should be taken lightly, nor should it be purchased with your golf clubs. Golf flexibility is something that is necessary for the golfer for many reasons. One reason is for individuals that have back, wrist, shoulder, and hip and knee pain during/after golfing. When you are experiencing pain, it is your body’s way of signaling to you that you … Continue Reading

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Conditioning for the Golfing Athlete Part 1

In this five part series, we will explore many areas of golf conditioning. Not only conditioning, but the various factors to focus on: flexibility, exercise selection, posture, motor program (movement) development and the importance of nutrition. In Part 1 in this series, we will explore the topic of why should you condition for golf? Every golfer wants to play better golf. This desire leads many everyday people, amateurs and professionals into spending lots of money on new clubs, professional lessons and much practice on the driving range. Although some of the time this approach may work for a short time, most golfers end up injured and rarely reach their peak potential. “At any given time, as many as 30% of all professional golfers are playing injured, 53% of male and 45% of female golfers suffer from back pain, and those who play golf and participate in another sport are 40% … Continue Reading

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