Weight training for golfers may sound exhausting to you and even an oxymoron, but I can tell you it’s not a secret anymore. Weight training for golfers is a must if you want to achieve your highest level of golf performance.
You don’t need to fear it! Embrace it and realize you will not only play your best golf…you will feel better than you have in years! I receive dozens of emails everyday from golfers who were skeptical, but gave it a shot and their results are amazing!
Worst case scenario for some of them is better health. The time you spend working on your golf swing technique is critical to your success. Some of these golfers embarked on one of my weight training for golfers programs and didn’t put any time on the range.
The result for just a small percent of them was more energy, less aches and pains, and a dramatic drop in bodyweight. Needless to say they were still more than thrilled they did it.
But for the majority of these golfers I hear from have results that have evened amazed me. Increases of up to 50 yards on their drives! Slashing their handicaps by up to 8 strokes! And even winning their Club Championships!
These are very exciting emails to receive…and it’s proof that weight training for golfers DOES work! I can say with every fiber in my body, that if you improve your body’s ability to move from both a strength and golf stretching standpoint, it is virtually impossible to not see improvement in your golf swing and game.
Don’t you think if you could make just a little bigger backswing you would hit it further? Or, if your lower back muscles were a tad bit stronger, you wouldn’t walk off the course with an aching back? I know you’ll agree with me.
Weight training for golfers is not going into a gym and plopping down on a machine. This does nothing for your golf game! Golf is played “on your feet”, and in a very dynamic position (golf posture), that requires a unique set of muscular strength, endurance and flexibility.
The right golf weight training program is one that involves balance and coordination exercises, along with sequence of motion movements with resistance. This resistance can be as simple as exercise tubing, hand weights, or even weighted medicine balls.
Just take a look at the demands the golf swing puts on your body and you’ll soon realize your weight training for golfers program needs to be dynamic. One that incorporates movements similar to your golf swing in both body positions and movement patterns.
Seek out a qualified golf trainer who has a proven track record with golfers. One of the most affordable ways is to search for golf fitness, golf training or even golf exercises.
Remember if you use google, which is maybe how you found this article, the first few colored results at the very top are “paid advertisements”. The ones with the white background are the organic or real search results.
There are many choices out there. Just do your research and you’ll be on your way to starting your weight training for golfers program.
About The Author: Mike Pedersen is one of the top golf performance experts in the country. He is Golf Magazines golf performance expert; GolfIllustrated.com's, and founder of the first online golf fitness exercise membership sites over 6 years ago. Take a look at his just released golf stretching dvd at Perform Better Golf.