Worst Golf Exercises for Your Game… and Body

Monday, September 15th 2008

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- by Joey Atlas, Golf Conditioning Specialist

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Worst Golf Exercises for Your Game… and Body

It’s no secret – I’m not a big fan of traditional ‘gym’ workouts for golfers. As a matter of fact – I think it’s downright foolish for the typical golfer to be lifting weights and pumping up on all the machines to try and enhance his/her golf performance…
The main exercises you need to focus on are stretching and flexibility exercises (first and foremost) – and then core conditioning exercises on top of that foundation of flexibility…
Then you can plug in some cardio and balance training…
Most of what I just mentioned can be done VERY effectively with bodyweight exercises…
Throw in some good resistance bands, a nice floor mat, a 55 or 65cm exercise ball, maybe a medicine ball, and possibly even some very light dumbbells – and you have everything you need for some serious golf performance enhancement – as well as a smart, all around, well balanced fitness program for all areas of your life – even in the bedroom (cause that score counts too ya know…)…
With all that being said – I know there are still some golfers out there who are going to still ‘hit the gym’ and do what everyone else is doing… So – if this sounds like you here are a few body and game destroying exercises I would advise you to drop from your program:
  • 1 – Lat Pulldown Behind the Neck
  • 2 – Shoulder Press from Behind the Head
  • 3 – Deadlifts
  • 4 – Traditional Bench Press
  • 5 – Wide Dumbbell Flyes
Those are just a few potential game and body killers – and there are more – but I don’t want to overwhelm you…
What kind of golf fitness program are you doing? Click on ‘comment’ below and let us know…


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