H Hansen Fitness for Golf is a Golf Specific Training business, based in Orange County, willing and able to help, teach and guide you through an individualized program designed specifically to fulfill all your golf fitness needs. This program will not only help you improve your golf game, but will help you to maintain that golf game. You can achieve better overall body fitness by using the program. Improve your level of flexibility, strength, balance, and endurance.
A proper fitness program for golfers should focus on strengthening the muscles that are essential for power, precision and consistency in your game of golf. A strength and flexibility training routine will increase your golf fitness and help you reduce your handicap. The muscles that are most vital for your golf fitness program are your trunk, lower back, shoulders, hips, pelvis, arms, and upper back. Hormones that control your strength and flexibility are called “anabolic hormones” and are important for maintaining a proper strength and flexibility level throughout life.
To perform a good golf specific workout and properly train your lower body, first focus on your lower body. Your lower body has many muscles including, but not limited to, the quadriceps, hamstrings, gluteus, trapezius, rhomboids, biceps, triceps, and forearms. Strengthening your lower body will help your lower body perform a better swing and minimize fatigue during your game of golf. Improve your golf specific fitness by adding variety to your training exercises. Make use of hand weights, medicine balls, resistance tubing, and even an EZ curl machine.
Second, improve your ability to rotate your body in every phase of the golf swing. This ability is essential to golf and to overall fitness. Rotational strength and power are both essential elements of a good golf fitness program. A strong foundation is also necessary to prevent injury.
Third, improve your pelvic tilt and abdominal strength. Pelvic tilt and abdominal strength are important components of fitness for golfers as these muscles play a key role in stability and balance when carrying out a golf swing. If you have weak or undeveloped pelvic tilt and abdominal strength, your body will lack proper balance, which will affect your balance and stability during a crucial point in your swing.
Fourth, use resistance training and a good fitness routine to tone your muscles, increase strength, and improve flexibility. Golf fitness workouts that focus on increasing strength and improving flexibility are essential to improved performance and a longer, more efficient golf swing. Strength and flexibility workouts that target a particular muscle group will increase overall muscle fitness and strength, improve your balance and stability, and increase your golf specific stamina.
Fifth, get lots of rest between golf sessions. The average golfer will play up to nine matches a week, so it’s important to allow enough time for recovery between sessions. Golfers who engage in a weekly golf fitness program experience greater golf fitness gains than those who do not. A golf fitness program is particularly important for older men with a tendency to over-train and develop injuries.
Lastly, perform exercises that develop strength, flexibility, balance and stamina in all these muscle groups. Strength training and flexibility training will help you improve your golf game. Flexibility helps you maintain proper posture, balance, and provides low-impact exercise that reduces fatigue. Strength training improves your power and control. Strengthening and conditioning will help you recover from injury more quickly, so you can focus on the task at hand – not the pain.
There are specific golf specific strength and flexibility exercises you can do to help you improve your golf swing and overall fitness. When done correctly, these exercises will build a foundation for improved flexibility and stability. These core fitness workouts will increase your overall flexibility and decrease your risk of sustaining an injury during the game.
Core strength and lower back fitness is especially important for golfers with an injury or disability affecting their swing. For instance, an injured golfer’s inability to rotate their body fully will reduce their stability, resulting in lower back pain and a compromised ability to rotate their upper body. Lower back injuries are one of the leading causes of chronic lower back pain. Core strength and stability training will help the golfer make a strong, stable, and accurate swing, decreasing the risk of injuring his or her back while on the course.
Pelvic tilt and asymmetry is another common cause of back pain among American golfers. Although pelvic tilt does not occur on its own, it is commonly caused by strain placed on the back due to improper body positioning. This poor body position puts excessive pressure on the spinal column, causing imbalance and pain. Many experts have identified a variety of physical factors that may contribute to this condition, including obesity, bad posture, lack of exercise, and sedentary lifestyles. Core strength and stability training can help you prevent over-utilization of your muscles, as well as strengthen the core muscles necessary to prevent the onset of imbalance. In addition, balance improvement can be achieved by strengthening your core muscles and improving your posture.