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Golf Stretches Reduce Risk Of Injury And Improve Your Game
Most amateur golfers don't give enough attention to performing regular golf stretches both on and off the course. Range of motion of the trunk and upper extremities are key to a successful golf swing. Decreased flexibility predisposes us to injury and reduced performance. Fortunately, there are stretches designed to keep the muscles used in golf lengthened and flexible. A major component of achieving an acceptable level of flexibility is to perform these stretches on a regular basis.
A proper warm-up with stretches increases body temperature, which leads to an increase in flexibility and the intensity of muscular contractions. Another physiological response to warming up is increased oxygen delivery to the muscles being utilized. In other words, your muscles are free to lengthen and ready to play.
Flexibility is one of the most important components of the golf swing. Whenever muscles are tight, your body responds in restricted movement. Optimal flexibility becomes the key to freedom of movement in the swing. Enhancing your joint flexibility has the potential to lengthen your golf swing and create greater club head speed. A golfer's focus should always be on restoring normal range of motion to their joints before progressing onto more advanced strength exercises.
Just as for other golf exercises, the stretching exercises you perform should be based upon your individual strengths and weaknesses. Areas that are more tight and less flexible should be your area of concentration. By using specific stretches for those areas where you are most restricted, you'll likely see the greatest change in swing mechanics.
While increased strength can be beneficial, flexibility is a necessity for good golf. Golfers commonly have problems in the areas of the hips, back, shoulders and wrists. The repetitive motion of the golf swing places much use on these areas. Therefore, you should be sure to incorporate stretches with particular attention to these areas as part of your regular routine.
Susan Hill is a nationally recognized fitness trainer, CHEK golf biomechanic and sports nutrition specialist. For more information on golf specific nutrition, exercises or stretches, visit http://www.fitnessforgolf.com.
All Time Greatest Club Breaking Events in History? and the Winner is?..
Two both famous and infamous golfers known for their tempers and club throwing exploits on the golf course, were battling head to head and coming into the final round of the tournament. The entire golfing world was looking on. As the two greats made one bad shot after another, they all too often followed them up by throwing their clubs. Some of these clubs ended up in the lake or against a tree. As they were preparing for the final round, one of them was asked whom he thought was going to "lose". "That's easy," he said, "the guy that runs out of clubs first."
Too Many Online Golf Tips...which one do I take?
Online golf tips are on the increase. This is hardly surprising because we are in the information age and virtually every kind of information you can think of has increased tremendously in quantity over the internet and continues to do so at a rapid rate.
Staying Out of Trouble with Your Driver
So what is it that's really causing problems with your driver? Is it a slice, a hook, or just flat-out inconsistency? Well the good news is that, regardless of what problem you are fighting, there are a few things to incorporate into your game that really will help you. If you're the golfer that's saying right now, "I've battled a slice for 25 years", then this is not going to be the undisputed end of your problem. But you CAN reduce the slice or hook, which will help you score better. So here are some tips:
What Night Golf Ball should I use for my Glow Ball event?
Believe it or not, there are three different types of Night Golf Balls. The more traditional Night Golf ball has a hollow core in which a light stick is inserted (after activating). A player simply bends the light stick until it "cracks" then shakes the contents vigorously to ensure distribution then inserts into a hollow core on this Night Golf Ball. The advantage of this Night Golf ball is that it is relatively inexpensive and can be used over and over again by simply removing the old plug and inserting a new plug the next time you use it. Although not a major disadvantage, players must use a club or two 'extra' for this particular Night Golf ball in order to achieve the distance they are used to during their normal rounds. In addition, the glow will last approximately 4 to 6 hours (more than enough time for most Night Golf events.
Golf Exercise And Stretch Program For Total Golf Performance
Golf exercise and stretch. This is a combination I use in all of my golf fitness programs both online and with my personal golf clients. It's the ultimate combination to improve the golfers swing quickly and efficiently.
Confusion Feeds the Golf Industry
The policeman drops his paycheck on the kitchen table so his wife can go shopping and pay their bills. They are able to do this because somewhere down the line someone killed, raped, or robbed someone. An unnamed X (rated) President of the United States can have pizza and frollick with a starry eyed intern in the White House because you are paying the rent.
Golf Lessons From A Beginning Golfer?
Would you rather hear what you need to learn from someone who is already an accomplished golfer? Would a few hours with Jack Nicholas REALLY help your game? "Just do what I do, it's easy!" Or would you rather learn from a beginner, who understands the struggles, the small improvements and remembers those early changes that lead to greater success?
5 Important Things to Consider When Choosing Golf Clubs
Every golfer knows that having proper equipment is essential. Choosing golf clubs has become some what of a daunting task because of the enormous market out there. We have come up with 5 simple things to consider when choosing golf clubs.
Tips for Buying Used Golf Clubs
Used golf clubs can be great for those who are on a budget, don't play much, or just want a spare set. They certainly aren't for everybody, but many will find that they can get the job done just fine. Here are a few tips if your looking for used golf clubs.
Are You Having Trouble Sustaining Energy On The Back Nine?
Loss of stamina and endurance toward the end of an eighteen-hole round of golf happens to many golfers and can often be attributed to poor nutrition. To keep up the pace and go the distance, there is no substitute for good nutrition.
How Playing Short will Save You Strokes
It's a pretty simple tip really, but it will help you to lower your scores.
5 Sure Fire Ways to Build a more Powerful and Pain-FREE Golf Game
Until recently being physically fit was of little concern to most golfers, but the tides of changes have recently taken hold of the golf world and only the strong will survive this tidal wave. Many of today's golfers are not only working with instructors but they also seek out assistance from strength and conditioning coaches or personal trainers to help them improve their physical skills, in hopes of being able to blast that little white ball a few more yards down the fairway.
Choosing The Right Shoes, Golf Shoes, Wedding Shoes And Other Footwear!
Wearing a comfortable pair of shoes is very important if you spend much time on your feet. Whether you're standing, walking or running, all of your weight falls directly onto the bottom of your feet. That's why the shoes you wear are critical to the long term comfort and health of your feet and ankles.
Fitness Ball Training for Golf
There are many training tools available to help achieve better balance in your golf swing. The most effective way to improve balance is by training the core musculature. Any time you put yourself in an unstable environment through the use of balance pads, fitness balls, or various other balance training aids, you increase your body's awareness and balance. As golfers make their way through the exercise continuum they will progress from simple to more complex exercises.
Tiger Woods, the Greatest Ever? ?NOT!
Tiger is great but still a long way from claiming the title of "Greatest That Ever Played The Game". Although I do believe he is more then on his way to claiming that illustrious title, God willing. But until then, Slammin' Sammy Snead is my pick. That's right, not even Nicklaus.
Advice On Golf Training Aid Products
There are many different types of golf swing faults and a golf training aid can go a long way in helping any golfer deal with their specific problem area.
How To Improve Your Golf Swing Timing
Golf swing timing is a key factor in being able to repeat a mechanically sound swing for 18 holes. In fact it is true to say that correct timing is everything. This is the main reason why golfers need to concentrate when taking a shot.
Baggin It Right...Raises Your Game
Even the most casual of golfers needs a golf bag. Having the right golf bag is essential. It is another tool to help raise your game. If your clubs and other equipment are stored in an appropriately sized and organized bag, you can concentrate on your game. Otherwise you can be scrambling to find your rain gear when hit by a sudden shower or for another golf ball to replace the one you just hit into the middle of the lake. For anyone looking to purchase a golf bag, there are several things to consider and brand is not necessarily one of them:
How To Get The Proper Golf Swing That Suits You Best
Without developing a proper golf swing, chances are that you will never really get to enjoy your golf game, let alone show any significant improvement.
How The Golfer Elbow Can Be Avoided And Cured
The golfer elbow is very similar to the tennis elbow and can be a nagging and extremely painful injury that has the danger of recurring again and again.
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