Fitness for golf is prevalent at every level. You hear about it all time on television and even teaching pros are talking more about importance of fitness for golf.
The reason being is belief that your ‘physical limitations’ are keeping you from optimal swing mechanics, power, distance and accuracy.
For aging golfer this is most prevalent.
Without a golf-specific exercise program, it is virtually impossible to maintain and/or improve swing mechanics. The human body declines rapidly without stress being put on it.
What I mean…is muscles and bones need stress and pressure on them to remain strong, stable and injury-free. Without this stress…the body weakens and breaks down quickly…resulting in a rapid decline in strength and flexibility.
This is death to your golf swing!
The old adage – “use it or lose it” is very true. Haven’t you experienced a time when you were too busy with family obligations, work commitments and other stress-related issues and you felt you didn’t have time to devote to your health and fitness?
What happened shortly after that?
Did you energy level go down? Did you start getting aches and pains and even newfound stiffnesses? How about your golf game? Did you feel like you didn’t have same amount of umph on ball?
This is that declining strength and flexibility I’m talking about. And ONLY way to stop this from happening is maintaining some sort for fitness for golf program if it pertains to your golf game.
There are also two forms of fitness. “General fitness” and “sport-specific” or fitness for golf in regards to you as a golfer.