Google
Web BabyBoomer-Magazine.com
 
Advertising to Baby Boomers
Baby Boomers
Health-Fitness
Travel-Vacations
Community-Family
Retirement Resources
Entertainment-Activities
Home & Real Estate
Business & Jobs
//
Home Page > Health-Fitness > Boomer Fitness Guide

Baby Boomers Offseason Golf Training - Exercises to Improve Your Score

December 2nd, 2016
It's might be time for Baby Boomers to put away our clubs for the season but don't put ourself in storage; offseason training might be exactly what we need to improve our game.



Baby Boomers
Offseason Golf Training -
Exercises to Improve our Score
By
Robert Bresloff



With summer waning and fall nearly upon us, it’s almost time to clean the past season off those mighty clubs and put them away.

But wait!  There is one piece of golf equipment that shouldn’t be tucked away in the closet - you! 

Don’t put yourself in storage like those beloved clubs; offseason training might be exactly what you need to improve your game.




So let’s take a look at some exercises that just might improve your score.

Balance:
All sports performance is based on balance and stability.  The mid-course correction muscles keep the body stabilized throughout the swing. They compensate as the weight shifts from the swing phase into the follow through. What keeps your body from falling forward or the direction of the swing? Balance! If you improve your balance you will be far more stable during your swing.

One simple way to improve balance during your swing is to stand on a two-by-four (I recommend getting a better grade board for straightness) with your feet across and centered on the board.  Assume the stance you use when teeing off.  First, work on balancing on the board without falling. 

Once you can perform that successfully, practice your swing while balancing on the board. If you can swing and follow through without wobbling or falling off, just think how stable you’ll be with your feet planted on terra firma.

Core:
The core is made up of the abdominal muscle groups and the muscles of the lower back. These muscles are pretty much what hold us together. The stronger your midsection is, the more powerful your swing will be resulting in longer drives without over swinging.

Try two sets of crunches three times per week. Lie on your back with your feet up on a chair or bench so your knees are over your belt line. Tuck your chin and place your arms across your chest. Slowly raise your shoulders toward your knees as you press down lightly on the bench with your heels, then return to the starting position. Do as many repetitions as you can. Work up to fifteen repetitions per set.

When you can perform two sets of fifteen reps, try holding the crunch at the top of the movement rotating your upper torso as if trying to touch your left shoulder to your right knee. Return to the start position and repeat, this time rotating in the opposite direction. This will start to burn quickly so just do as many as you can—again working up to fifteen repetitions. Remember, golf is a sport of rotations: torso, shoulders and hips.

Joints:
Now let’s work on your rotational joints. When the body performs a function, like playing golf, the hips and shoulders move in a series of rotations and diagonal angles. Frankly, most equipment at your health club probably won’t help you accomplish this. Don’t give up your membership at the Y just yet.

Take a look around the workout area; my guess is that there are free weights, pulley machines or exercise tubes. Many health clubs now have free motion equipment. These machines can be invaluable in training for golf (they allow you to work your joints through all planes of movement unlike standard plate loaded machines). 

Some great exercises for shoulder and hip stabilization are: external shoulder rotations, horizontal shoulder abduction (reverse fly), shoulder extensions, hip extensions, light squats, hip abductions and hip adductions. Ask one of the attendants or trainers for assistance. They should be able to show you how to perform these movements on the type of equipment mentioned above.

Weights:
When lifting weights, always start light, it only takes a small increase in strength to improve your game. Make sure when performing upper body exercises to stabilize your shoulder girdle by pulling your shoulders back and down before performing each exercise.

When working the hips, make sure your hips are stable. Keep your back nice and straight and your core tight. Try two sets of each exercise two to three times per week. Finally, don’t get frustrated, especially with the balance training. Be patient, it will come, and when it does, I think you’ll see a noticeable improvement in your game.
Fore!

Robert Bresloff is a Certified Personal Trainer, Fitness Therapist, Adaptive Fitness Specialist, a Specialist in Fitness for Older Adults and Endurance Trainer with The International Sports Sciences Association. He owned and operated, Total Fitness Concepts Inc for 10 years. He has written for Masters Athlete Magazine, The Waukegan News Sun and trade e magazines and recently released his first fitness book,  'The Baby Boomer's Guide to Fitness"





Please Join Our Baby Boomer Email List:
Get monthly News Letters, Event Notices, Discounts, Fun Stuff
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Your contact information will not be shared with anyone not directly related to your specific Baby Boomer interests. Any requests for information will be provided without obligation. Baby Boomers Rock!
Email Address:
First Name:
Last Name:
Gender:
Birth Year:
City:
State:
Health-Fitness-Insurance Shopping-Selling
Travel-Agency-Activities Entertainment-Music-TV-Movies
Community-Family-Politics Home-Real Estate-Remodeling
Retirement-Jobs-Business Trivia-Nostalgia-Fun

Article by:
Robert Bresloff
 
 
 
 
 

Preview Chanel
Put these Articles RSS Feed
 on your Website

 Other Related Articles

Advertise to Baby Boomers
Boomer Healthcare Issues

 

 

Baby Boomer Polls
Are you Being Seriously Effected by the Economy?
Yes
No
More Politics
Surveys - Articles - Share Opinions
                            - - - - - - - - - -
                            - - - - - - - - - -
 

Baby Boomer Article Directory

Baby Boomers 
Baby Boomer Nostalgia 
Retirement Business & Jobs 
Retirement Jobs 
Retirement Businesses
Health & Fitness
Baby Boomer Fitness Guide
Baby Boomer Diet & Health Issues 
Health Products & Suppliments
Baby Boomer Healthcare Issues
Baby Boomer Insurance 
Travel & Activities
Baby Boomer Travel Companions
Boomer RV Travel
Boomer Vacations
Boomer Adventures
Boomer Cruises
Baby Boomer Dating
Baby Boomer Politics
Baby Boomer Pets
Baby Boomer Real Stories
Retirement Resources
Retirement Living
Retirning in Costa Rica
Baby Boomer Investments
Shopping & Selling
Boomer Sports Memorabillia
Entertainment & Reviews
Boomer Music & Concerts
Boomer Movies
Boomer TV
Boomer Theatre
Boomer Experiences
Boomer Dining
Home & Realestate
Retirement Realestate
Realestate in Costa Rica
Home Remodeling

                                           Baby Boomers Business & Jobs | HealthTravelCommunity | RetirementShoppingEntertainment | Real Estate

 Website Design | Terms of Use for our Site | Disclaimer | Recomended Sites | SITEMAP | RSSAdvertising 

Copyright © 2006-2016 Vantage Media Marketing All rights reserved.

Powered by: PHPCow.com