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Working Out Before You Play Golf

You shouldn’t have to be worrying about whether you can physically handle it before you step foot on a golf green. However that is exactly what happens if you are not fit before you play golf. Golf is a long game. Golf can wear you out. You need to bend over a lot and pick up balls. If you are overweight this might be a big issue for you;You also don’t want to be out of breath, sweating because of the exertion of pulling the cart around the green. If you examine the physiques of most professional players you will notice that they are taut and fit and lean before they enter the green.



Studies on performance  have shown that one way golfers can improve their performance on the green is by embarking on a program of  weight training. This is because weight-training exercises can noticeably improve personal muscle strength and hip and shoulder flexibility. Lifting weights up and down can help improve the health.



Professionals also work out with weights to increase the speed with which they can hit the ball. This is because a golf ball needs lean muscle to drive it, not flab. Believe it or not, upper arm flab can actually slow down the speed of a golf swing. This is because the golf club itself is an extension of your arm and your drive and the force with which you can whack the ball.



If you are an amateur who wants to play like a professional your best course of action is to put yourself on a program of regular exercise that is a combination of  different kinds of exrcise.  However be sure to include the weight lifting.. It is recommended that you do three sets of the usual weight lifting and resistance training exercises that are prescribed by most trainer at gyms and work out clubs.  If you do three sets than these three times a week for 2 1/2 hours then you will substantially improve your game.



If you find it difficult to fit weightlifting into your schedule then one way to cut down your work out time might be to buy a home workout bench. f you work out every day for twenty minutes on a home gym then you will get the same results as if you had spent a couple of hours, three days a week at a professional club.


The Benefits of Playing Golf

Author Jennifer    Category Fitness     Tags , , , , ,

Playing golf is not only a great distraction it is also good for your health. It is one of those games that is subtly physically invigorating without being too strenuous. The constant walking, swinging and breathing in of fresh air creates natural drugs called endorphins that are released into your bloodstream.

The reason it is so good for you is that most of the movements involved are a form of aerobic exercise which is great for weight loss and cardiovascular health. Walking the entirety of most golf courses is a journey of four to eight miles. When you swing your club you use many different muscles in your body including your arm, shoulder, back and leg muscles.

Playing a game like golf can also help reduce your stress, blood pressure and high cholesterol. Just paling a single 18-hole game of life can burn up to one thousand calories. It is a great way to get the blood flowing and shed those pounds. Golfing is a lot more fun than slogging away on a treadmill in a gym or pedaling away on a stationary bike.

Furthermore the carrying of your clubs from tee to tee is good weight-bearing exercise. It can help you build new muscle and give you muscle tone. Once you create muscle tone you will be burning more calories, even while your body is at rest. Before you know it all of this exercise will start paying off in the way you look and feel.

If you play even once a week for an entire summer golfing season. you will see a major improvement in your health including a reduction of your waistline. Many people who engage in a regular sport like this also see an elevation in their mood. It also helps that you get plenty of fresh air and sunshine on a golf course. This means that you are getting regular doses of Vitamin D which is essential to maintaining our moods as well as bone strength.

Golf is also a game that requires that you use strategy, applied skill and your memory. It can help older people sharpen their mind.  If you are older golf is also a way of regularly seeing and socializing with others.

If you hate working out yet need to stay healthy then go ahead and take a walk on a golf course. As the great American writer Mark Twain once ironically said “Golf is a good walk spoiled.”