The key to long-term success is to take your initial fitness level into consideration and be realistic about the time you will have to put into a program. If you haven’t worked out in years, you need to ease into and be consistent with your program to gain benefits.
Whether you are striving to be competitive in your club championship, or simply trying to shave off a few strokes, participating in a well designed strength and conditioning program can significantly improve your performance. Here are a few components of a golf-fitness program to help you start off your season right.
Maximize Your Golf Performance
To maximize your golf performance, the golf athlete needs to do a variety of different exercises and workouts to build and fitness. There are seven physical performance factors that are crucial to every golf-conditioning program: posture, balance, mobility, stability, power, coordination, and endurance.
The ideal way to train for golf is using a technique called Periodization. Periodization is the process of varying a training program at regular time intervals to bring about optimal gains in physical performance. Periodization is a fancy word for seasonal training. In other words, you need to mix it up and do a variety of exercises during the year.
Your workouts should fit the season you are in. Even if you play golf all year round, you still need to vary your workouts so not to plateau. In order to build strength, you need to constantly push yourself by increasing intensity and resistance. But you also need to allow your body periods of rest to recover, so you don’t always want to be doing intense workouts.