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A few words of caution!
If you hear or see any programs touting they are golf fitness training and see golfer and/or trainer using basic machines in gym, this is NOT golf fitness training. This is without a doubt “general fitness”. Not altogether a bad thing, but won’t directly help your golf game.
Working on a stability ball, and using tubing and handweights you can mimic many phases of golf swing and at same time challenge your core stabilization, balance and muscular endurance. All critical factors in achieving optimal swing mechanics for 18 holes.
And…they’re fun to use. You’ll never get board. You can always make it more challenging from a balance and/or stabilization factor.
Just try to get one of those “muscle-heads” on a stability ball lifting same heavy weights they use. Call medics..cause it’s going to get ugly real quick.
You see…most people who workout in gym never challenge their proprioceptive awareness (or simply…using their body in space). This is key to great golf.
The stronger you can get your core stabilizers, coupled with increased rotational flexibility…you’re headed to an awesome game of golf. You’ll definitely be envy of your foursome.
So don’t hesitate to get started on your golf fitness training right away!
About The Author: Mike Pedersen is one of the top golf fitness experts in the country, author of the Ultimate Golf Fitness Guide, and founder of several cutting-edge online golf fitness sites. Check out his new golf fitness – golf training site at Perform Better Golf.