Lifting for Golf

Lifting for golf can be a sensitive subject for some. There are a lot of programs and certifications out there that are specific for improving your golf game. So what is appropriate for you?

First and foremost should be a program that develops basic fundamental athleticism. This is a program that will create structural balance of flexibility and strength and will also strengthen your most important propulsion muscles ( the glutes and lats).

Important exercises are pulling exercises, single leg exercises, hip extensor exercises,  grip exercises and exercises that work the scapular girdle.

Soft tissue work such as A.R.T. is vital for improving tissue health, flexibility, proper mechanics and power production.

Specific trunk rotational exercises are useful but typically over performed. These exercises should be utilized as transfer exercises rather than primary exercises.

Flexibility work is important, and specific stretches for your specific game are important.  A.R.T. should be incorporated for flexibility as it will yield fast improvements in flexibility that are more permanent and yield quick improvements in performance.

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