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How to Improve Your Strength and Endurance on the Golf Course

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How to Improve Your Strength and Endurance on the Golf Course

Whether you are a novice golfer or you regularly hit the links, there is always room to improve your golf game. Believe it or not, it all starts with boosting your fitness level.

Cooper Fitness Center certified Golf Fitness Specialist David H. Williams addresses how you can add yards to your game and increase your strength and endurance on the greens.

In the 1990s, physical fitness was not a common component of a successful golfer.  Professional golfers primarily focused on the basic fundamentals, mental training and ensuring that they were equipped with the proper equipment.  

In today’s generation of professional golfers, there seems to be a direct correlation to their performance on the greens and their fitness levels. Strength is an essential element in your golf game. As you begin to improve your strength, you will see positive effects on your game.

With increased strength levels, you will see more power throughout your swing, resulting in an effortless distance through all of your golf clubs.

While it is important to have strong muscles throughout your whole body, a strong core powers each swing and provides balance when hitting the ball. When you have weak abdominal muscles, you can overuse other parts of your body to compensate for the lack of core strength, which can result in injury and pain. Focus on building a strong core to prevent injury, so you can enjoy and play golf for a longer time period throughout your life.

It is fairly common for golfers to have tight hamstrings, but if you do it affects your posture. To prevent back injuries, you should focus on improving your flexibility. This will allow for a greater range of motion needed for a golf swing and will reduce compensation throughout the entire swing.

Try this simple move to stretch out your hamstrings:

  1. Lie down on your back and find a small hand towel.
  2. Loop the towel around one foot.
  3. Keep that same leg straight and pull it towards you with the towel. The opposite leg should be grounded as you pull your leg back.
  4. Hold for 10 seconds and repeat on the other leg.

If you lack stability, you will have a limited power production in your golf game. When your body is unbalanced, it will limit how much power you can put in each swing and there can be an inconsistency in how you hit the ball.

Focus on strengthening your core to improve your overall balance. Watch this exercise move to help you build core strength.-

All of these elements work together to enhance your golf game. Cooper Fitness Center offers a Golf Performance Training program to take your golf game to the next level and improve physical limitations.

For more information about Cooper Fitness Center or to learn about the program, click here or call 972.233.4832.

Article provided by Cooper Aerobics Marketing and Communications.