A lot of golfers suffer from sore shoulders, bad backs, achy knees and tight tendons such as the achilles.
If this sounds like you, you need to STOP doing the following bodyweight exercises listed below. Plus, some of these just aren’t any good for building a powerful and bullet-proof golf body.
1 – Tricep Dips. These are horrible on your rotator cuff and shoulder joints.
2 – Situps, crunches. Terrible for your neck and low back and not very effective when you compare them against full body core exercises.
3 – Jumping exercises on concrete or if you are overweight. Knee and joint killers and not super effective for golf. Unless you plan on jumping in to the lake after you win a big tournament.
4 – Pushups with your elbows flared out wide. Poor form will cause you potential problems in your elbow and shoulders. As golfers, we need to keep our elbows in tight and corkscrew the pushup motion. This protects our elbows and allows us to keep playing instead of watching from the 19th hole.
5 – High repetition box jumps. Achilles tendon trouble is in your future if you keep at these. It WILL snap and like Carl Spackler says, you will push everything
off to the right.
So take Carl’s advice and stop exercises that could potentially derail your golf game.
Instead switch to workouts designed on making you a better golfer… training programs that protect the body like armor and create effortless power.
Use the exercises in my training programs for more results and less risk.
You might also be making a few mistakes on the 3 following exercises below that I think are wonderful for your golf game.
1) Prisoner Squats with “lazy” hands
Fingers should be interlocked, behind your head, with elbows back. An easy way to achieve this is by pinching your shoulder blades together.
2) Ugly Lunges
Every time I go to my local Globo Gym, I see trainers having their clients do lunges. The problem is that most of the time, these people are not yet ready to
perform a lunge.
First, your knee should not slam into the ground. Second, try to maintain your balance. If you are having trouble balancing, revert to an easier lunge such as a
reverse lunge, split-squat, step-up, or 1-leg lying hip extension.
3) Mountain climbers with rounded low-back
Mountain climbers are great for building endurance as well as core strength.
However, you need to keep your body in a straight line with your abs and butt cheeks braced and engaged.
I recommend slowing the reps down to a slower and much more controlled method. The more strict you are, the better the results, and the risk of injury is virtually eliminated.
For dozens of safe and effective golf fitness training programs, check out the Get Golf Fit Academy…
Christian “proper form” Henning
PS – Here’s a mindset suggestion to keep you on the track for success…
“There won’t be any money, but when you die, on your deathbed… you will receive total consciousness.”