Becoming an Ageless Golfer

Written by Sean Cochran

It happens to all of us, even though we do not want to admit it. The reality is we all get older. Some of you may already know what I am talking about, and others may have yet to experiencerepparttar phenomenon of aging. Those of you who are reading this article and are no longer “spring chickens” get my drift. Even if you are one ofrepparttar 149592 lucky ones, still young, let me fill you in on what happens asrepparttar 149593 body gets a few miles on it.

Probablyrepparttar 149594 biggest thing that we all dislike when we creep into our thirties and forties isrepparttar 149595 extra poundage (i.e. weight) we tend to put on. (It is also a lot harder to take off when we get older.) Unfortunately, because our metabolism slows down, we are unable to pound down a burger, fries, and a couple of cokes withoutrepparttar 149596 bathroom scale hitting “tilt” a few days later. In my mind, that probably isrepparttar 149597 most difficult adjustment we have to make: an adjustment in our nutrition intake as we age.

The second most noticeable difference as we age, especially forrepparttar 149598 more active individual, is it becomes a little more difficult to get out of bed. The back is a little sore,repparttar 149599 knees are a little creaky, and, if you workout,repparttar 149600 soreness does not go away as quickly. This is a result of a few things that happen to our bodies when we get older. Number one is we lose a percentage of our muscle mass on a yearly basis. Afterrepparttar 149601 age of 25 (don’t quote me onrepparttar 149602 specifics, but I believe) about 1% of your muscle mass is lost per year. Makes sense now why we get a little sorer and getting out of bed is more difficult. We simply do not have as much muscle to dorepparttar 149603 work.

I could go on and on withrepparttar 149604 depressing facts of aging, but let us look at just one more before moving on. As you get older you become less flexible. It takes you a lot longer to “limber up” for any sporting activity: golf, tennis, or a pick up game of basketball. Less flexibility predisposes you to experience more difficulty with certain movements: touching your toes, rotating during a golf swing, or even reaching down to pick something up offrepparttar 149605 ground. Why does this occur? Our bodies, as a result of wear and tear, become more “tight” and “wound up” as we get older.

So there you have it! Some ofrepparttar 149606 great things to look forward to as you get older (kidding of course). So if you’re in your twenties and you’re reading this article, “enjoy it while it lasts,” becauserepparttar 149607 road gets a little more difficult to travel as you get older. But, if you’re beyond your twenties, I am sure you can relate torepparttar 149608 general results of aging in relation to your golf game. Quite simply, extra pounds decrease your stamina (and may affect your swing plane). Less muscle equals less distance offrepparttar 149609 tee, and decreased flexibility tends to makerepparttar 149610 turn inrepparttar 149611 golf swing much harder to perform. An unfortunate situation, butrepparttar 149612 good news is that we can slow downrepparttar 149613 aging process and limitrepparttar 149614 effects of aging on your golf game.

Slowing Downrepparttar 149615 Aging Process forrepparttar 149616 Golf Swing

I have given you a little “carrot of information” that we can slow downrepparttar 149617 aging process. How do we do it? It is actually quite simple and only requires a little time out of each day (15-20 minutes) and a little discipline. Sounds pretty easy when you think of allrepparttar 149618 benefits you stand to gain. What we are going to do is provide you some answers on how to slow downrepparttar 149619 aging process. Remember we can’t stoprepparttar 149620 aging process, but we can sure slow it down. The benefits of slowing downrepparttar 149621 aging process are evident when you see guys in their 50’s winning tour events. It just takes a little time, some knowledge, and discipline. If you are saying, “I don’t haverepparttar 149622 time,” let me ask you one question: How would you like to feel 10 years younger right now and hitrepparttar 149623 ball farther then you did in your twenties? I imaginerepparttar 149624 answer to both of those questions would be a resounding yes!

Let us start withrepparttar 149625 first topic that we described when you get older,repparttar 149626 additional pounds. Unfortunately, as you age your metabolism slows down. For those of you who are unfamiliar withrepparttar 149627 word metabolism, think of it as your own internal furnace. It isrepparttar 149628 rate at which you burn fuel (food is fuel torepparttar 149629 human body). When we are younger we tend have faster metabolisms, and as we get older they slow down. (I know it is a bummer.) Well, let me tell you, there are activities to speed that metabolism back up. The way to do it is by performing some fitness activities. If you are active and participate in some type of structured activity your body will burn more fuel and elevate its metabolism during this time. In addition, if these activities are resistance-training activities (i.e. weights, tubing, light dumbbells, body weight), then over time you will build some muscle. The great thing about that isrepparttar 149630 more muscle you haverepparttar 149631 higher your metabolism will be allrepparttar 149632 time (translation: you will burn more fuel all day and night). A secondary benefit of such activities will be greater stamina onrepparttar 149633 course. So rather than “spraying your shots” around onrepparttar 149634 back nine because you’re tired, you can have pinpoint accuracy going intorepparttar 149635 18th.

How To Make A Full Shoulder Turn When You're Not Young Or Flexible

Written by Joe Pena

This article is going to be somewhat controversial. It might even be considered sacrilege to some. Read on.

Do you envy golfers who can addressrepparttar ball, keep their hips from turning, yet turn their left shoulder well behindrepparttar 149591 ball? Well, what if you could create maximum shoulder turn (which we all know is a major contributor to a more powerful golf swing), without doing anything to enhance your flexibility?

Sounds impossible doesn't it? And it can be if you're inflexible (or too lazy to work on your flexibility). Don't worry, I'm not going to try to shame you into stretching like a rubber band. Instead, I'm going to point out something that Bobby Jones did, something his contemporaries did too, like "Slammin" Sam Sneed for instance.

Know what it is?

Before I tell you, it's important that you know it's not being "taught" inrepparttar 149592 modern golf swing. The modern golf swing emphasizes strength and flexibility. That'srepparttar 149593 state ofrepparttar 149594 game today atrepparttar 149595 highest levels. And sincerepparttar 149596 highest levels influence teaching methods forrepparttar 149597 rest ofrepparttar 149598 golfing world, that's why this is not being taught.

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