May 22, 2013
Golf Fitness and Anazao Fitness Gear by AccuFitness
Golf is considered a game that anyone can play regardless of their physical ability or fitness level. However, without some form of conditioning program, golfers may never reach their maximum potential.
A solid golf fitness routine improves your balance, develops muscle strength, and helps create an effective and repeatable swing. While it's important to work all of your muscle groups, a few need extra attention when focusing on golf fitness. First, a golfer must have a strong core. The stability gained from strengthening your core can help ensure proper control of your golf swing. A strong core also helps transfer energy to your arms and legs. Your legs are the foundation of your golf swing. Strong legs mean more power and a greater range of motion. A strong upper body helps you maintain control of the golf club. The upper body also supplies most of your swing's power.
So, what are some of the most effective exercises for golf fitness? Below is a list of exercises you can perform with Anazao Fitness Gear by AccuFitness and are ideal for golf fitness. We picked these exercises for their ability to train and build the primary muscles used in a golf swing and for their functional benefit. Functional exercises promote balance, mimic natural movements, and work out multiple muscle groups at once. By mimicking a golf swing in their fitness routine, golfers are able to engage the muscles they use most on the course. Also, a golfer must be able to transfer their weight from one side of the body to the other during the back swing and down swing. Performing these exercises from standing positions improve your balance and train your body to handle agressive shifts in movement.
Chest Fly – Develops core stability and strengthens arms and chest.
Torso Twist – Not only does the torso twist help strengthen your core and obliques, the movement promotes proper technique (rotation of hips vs. swaying of hips).
Woodchops – Helps to stabilize the core and lower body while developing rotational power.
3-Strap Biceps Curl – Strengthens arms. The center resistance band engages core as well.
Standing French Curl – Strengthens arms and balance.
Leg Squat – A multi-faceted exercise that builds strong legs and stabilizes the core.
Leg Pull - The leg pull increases mobility in the hips and strengthens the legs.
Standing Chest Press – Develops core stability and strengthens arms and chest.
Wrist-Turner – Strengthens forearms for power and club stability.
Military Press – Strengthens shoulders. Since golfers are always hunched over a lot of the natural power of the golf swing is transferred through the shoulders.
The exercises listed above cover the strength training portion of a golf fitness routine. We also recommend a healthy dose of cardio and stretching as a compliment to any strength training program.
Before you spend time and money on new clubs, swing tips, and training gimmicks that may shave strokes off your game, develop a solid golf fitness routine. You will not only improve your game, but your overall health.