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NICKDOW Posts: 69
12/3/11 3:37 P

Search for Workouts that focus on your "Core".

Core work is essential for all sports, but great for golf since you use your core throughout your swing. A strong core will keep you balanced and more agile.

If you'd like more info or help finding a program let me know.



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12/1/11 11:19 P

The average beginning golfer finds out about a lot of muscles he didn't know he had when he starts practicing. It may not be cardio, but there are lots of muscles involved in the golf swing. Go hit golf balls for 4+ hours and see how your body feels the next day. Many tour pros spend 6-8 hours a day hitting balls and playing. My guess is that 90% of them are in better shape than most of us on SparkPeople.

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12/1/11 8:42 P

Golf workout. An oxymoron if I've ever heard one!


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12/1/11 10:39 A


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11/30/11 8:47 P

Any extra strength training will certainly help with your game. However, cores strengthening is an essential part of golf fitness. The golf swing takes it's toll on your mid-section, especially the lower back. There are many programs that target your core. Pick one that suits you abilities and stick to it.

Anything to help strengthen your abs and lower back will help in the stability of you swing. The stronger your core, the more control you have over your swing. You will certainly want to workout with the rest of your body, but the core is definitely important to your golf game.

X5X52000 Posts: 6,016
11/28/11 3:14 P

I agree and adding to that work on flexibility!!! It is key to a good golf swing.

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11/28/11 10:12 A

Just my opinion here ....

Any reasonable general workout will improve your golf game. Building strength helps any sport or activity. I would get a good strength training program going and work on specialization a lot later.

MPINEO49 SparkPoints: (0)
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11/27/11 9:54 A

Hi guys

Over the past couple of years my wife and I have taken up golf. I was soon addicted. One of my motivations to loose weight is to be able to play longer and more comfortably. In any case if anyone has any information on a home workout program that would benefit my golf game i would be all ears.


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