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Moving on to our second point, loss of muscle mass as you age, this one is a tough one to swallow. Just think, we actually LOSE muscle as we age. Pretty depressing. The good news is it can be limited or stopped. Before I give you solution, let’s look at how this affects your golf swing. Essentially, in golf swing you create club head speed. That club head speed is result of creating rotational power, which we define as torque. To create torque, muscles of body have to be flexible, strong, and powerful. Now guess what? If you have less muscle, what do you think is going to happen to your power outputs and club head speed? The answer is they will decrease. No wonder they make senior shafts with a lot of flex. This is golf manufacturers’ attempt to deal with this problem. It helps to a point, but we have a better solution. How about putting something in your bag that makes you stronger, improves your power, and gets back that lost distance? Sounds good? Well, it can be done if you implement a golf-specific strength-training program. You can get back that lost muscle mass, get back that power, and improve your driving distance. This is what we call development of “golf strength,” and it can be done with a program that takes a total of 15 minutes a day!
Finally, moving on to flexibility issue, our bodies lose flexibility as we age. Flexibility is a must when it comes to golf swing. Here is what happens when you do not “work” on your flexibility. A loss of flexibility in golf swing limits ability of body to perform correct actions to create proper swing. Essentially, your body won’t allow you to take club back and through on correct swing path. This leads to miss hits, slices, hooks, and a whole bunch of other shots that are very unpleasant. So how do we fix this problem or not allow it to become a problem? The answer is to implement a golf-specific flexibility program. This again requires a daily commitment, but time frame is very little (say 5 minutes a day). So again, ask yourself: Is it worth spending 5 minutes a day on flexibility to have golf swing you would like? I bet most of you would answer yes.
The Magic Pill
Well, there you have pleasures, displeasure, joys, and sorrows of aging process. We all get older, but there are things we can do to prevent displeasures and sorrows. If we take a little time every day and perform proper exercises and activities, we can reduce effects of aging and have a great swing for as long as we like. That’s only magic pill we know of. If you would like more information on this subject and how to go about improving your golf fitness, take a look at our web site at www.bioforcegolf.com.
Sean Cochran is one of most recognized golf fitness instructors in world today. He travels PGA Tour regularly with 2004 Masters Champion Phil Mickelson. He has made many of his golf tips, golf instruction and golf swing improvement techniques available to amateur golfers on website www.bioforcegolf.com. Check out his manual and DVD, Your Body & Your Swing, on BioForceGolf.com. To contact Sean, you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sean Cochran is one of the most recognized golf fitness instructors in the world today. He travels the PGA Tour regularly with 2004 Masters Champion Phil Mickelson. He has made many of his golf tips, golf instruction and golf swing improvement techniques available to amateur golfers on the website www.bioforcegolf.com.