Golf-specific exercises are part and parcel of the modern golf game. Yet many people associate golf-specific training with exercises used in other sports and by other athletes who engage in more rigorous sporting activities.
For example, many golfers look down on golf-specific exercises that involve lifting weights.
The fear that they will develop muscles that will tend to make them stiff and less flexible in their golf game. Everyone knows that flexibility is very important in golf.
But the truth of the matter is that golf-specific weight training has nothing to do with building muscle like lifting weights. This is because lighter weights are used and the lifting action is repeated more times. The effect of this is to build strength and not muscle.
Strength in muscles has a tremendous effect on the quality of the game of golf, especially when the muscles that are targeted are all “golf muscles”.
Another misrepresentation that people often have about golf-specific training is that there are such rigorous and demanding types of exercise one would find in a marine corps training program.
This could not be further from the truth, especially when some golf-specific stretching exercises can be done from the comfort of the office or home. Some can even be effectively carried in your chair in the office, without you having to get out of your chair. Stretching exercises are some of the most important and critical golf-specific exercises. It is important to warm up before this exercise as well as after you have played golf.
Again these warm-up exercises don’t have to be as difficult as you might think.
It can be just a quick walk from your car to the course.
Getting to a fun game of golf has become very difficult these days without the help of specific golf exercises.