I was literally laughed at.
In 2002 I told a couple colleagues I wanted to focus my training on golfers. Their reply, “Haha! Golfers don’t workout!”
I stuck with it, and boy have times changed!
There are so many different benefits to exercise, but creating specific programs for the golfing body will make a huge difference in anyone’s game. I have seen it first hand for 15 years now.
It’s like any fitness program though, you don’t get the results unless you put in the work, and when I say work, it’s not like you’re training for a bodybuilding contest or a marathon. Golf specific exercises help you move better, especially in rotation.
Over the years I have worked with kids as young as 5 up to adults in their 80’s. Of course the programs are different, but the results are incredible, not only in the golf swing, but also in their overall well being.
It has always been my goal to introduce more golfers to fitness, not only to improve their golf games, but to improve their lifestyle.
Here are some of the reasons clients begin a golf fitness routine:
Relief from pain caused by the swing, usually in the lower back, knees, or shoulders
Increase clubhead speed
Improve their consistency
Get better balance throughout the swing
Learn which exercises they should do to help their game, and not hurt it
Is there a better time of year to exercise for your game?
I believe you should exercise year round, but it’s all about periodization. Do you want to lift heavy before a round of golf? No, but you should do some body prep to get in tune with your body.
So, what should you do all year round? That depends on when you play your most golf. When you are playing your least is when you should be making changes in your body and swing. Whether it’s lifting heavy to improve strength or running a few miles to improve stamina, or learning new hip or sequence movements in your swing.
That time is now!
We’ve put together an off-season program you need to at least give a shot.
Check it out here.
You’ll have the opportunity to assess your body to see where you may have limitations that are causing aches and pains or swing faults you can’t get rid of.
You can build your own exercise program by using the videos with descriptions and explanations of why you need them.
This is by far the most comprehensive program we’ve put together and offered for free!
Check it out at www.offseasongolf.com
Let us know what you think or how you do in the comments below.