Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Off-Season Golf Strength & Conditioning

Here in New England, golfers are winding down their seasons and are looking for other modes of exercise to keep them busy. Many of them will still flock to indoor driving ranges to work on their power game. Others will focus more on their putting/short game. My best advice- put more focus on improving total body strength and emphasize fixing muscular imbalances. Stop ignoring the hip, back, and knee pain and prepare your body for next season.

I've had many golfers over the years report they do ZERO resistance training. I like to remind them that Tiger Woods, one of the greatest golfers in history, wouldn't be as dominant without a quality strength & conditioning program. I know when one thinks of golf they don't always associate strength, but have you seen Tiger's "gun show" lately (see pic above)? Moral of the story: get in the gym and work on hip mobility, shoulder stability, core endurance, and weight management.

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