BC Golf's Fitness And Wellness Page

During this time of uncertainty and disruption to our regular routines both at home and in the community, we'd like to make this space available for readers to access the many fitness tips on line that are useful for golf as well as everyday life. 

We'll search for informative and hopefully entertaining articles and share the links with you in this section. Check back regularly to see what's been newly posted to help get you ready for when we head back out to the golf course.

While this page will focus mainly on actual exercises and fitness we also are creating a page that will be more directed at golf-specific drills that can be done at home. Check that out HERE.

The Importance Of A Simple Golf Exercise Program

Courtesy morningread.com

As a golfer, you understand how much you rely on a full range of motion to play your best golf. That’s why GOLFFOREVER places a focus on simple exercise routines to improve your posture and increase your mobility to dramatically improve your golf game. Just like your golf swing, it is crucial to practice proper form and good posture—otherwise, you can do more harm than good. And just as you’re constantly seeking consistency in your game, repetition in your workout routine helps build the muscle memory required for a healthier body and a better golf swing.

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 It’s Not Stretching!! It’s How You B-R-E-A-T-H-E!

Courtesy fredericksgolf.com

I’ve been propagating the Golf Instruction-Flexibility-Fitness Movement for over 30 years and I still see too many people ‘JUST’ Stretching and not BREATHING properly ‘INTO’ the stretch. I can unequivocally say that the longer I teach Golf and Fitness, BREATHING becomes more and more important – especially as we age. (Remember, that a person can only go a few minutes without oxygen before expiring), so I think that that statement alone says a lot. In other words, ‘We are Oxygen Critters’!

THE SECRET TO GETTING FLEXIBLE ISN’T NECESSARILY STRETCHING – BUT HOW YOU BREATHE!

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The 10 Best Exercises For Golfers

Courtesy Men's Journal

Most casual golfers who experience pain, or even just have a few bad games, assume there’s something wrong with their swing. But while poor swing mechanics might be the cause, it’s more likely a sign of weakness and inflexibility. Golf is ballistic, involving sudden moments of exertion. It’s also one-sided: Players swing 75 to 100 times from one side of the body, which can often create muscle imbalances and overuse injuries. (If only we were all ambidextrous and could play righty on the front nine and lefty on the back nine.)

So before you consult a swing coach, take a close look at your physical fitness. Chances are, the key to a better game on the links is a better off-the-course training program that creates the flexibility and mobility to execute a proper swing. (Remember: If you think you’re injured, or you’re feeling pain during a workout, immediately stop and consult a doctor.)

Here are 10 basic exercises that will help loosen any golfer’s hips, stabilize your shoulders, and help you build power and strength in your golf swing.

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10 Power Training Exercises For Women Golfers To Improve Their Swing

By LAUREN DICENSO Courtesy womensgolfcontent.com

Improve Your Power & Flexibility For Your Golf Swing

The part of golfing that I have the most trouble with is getting more distance with my swing. Sure, I’m flexible and can hit the ball consistently straight (for the most part), but it’s a bummer that I can’t get my ball to hit over 200 yards.

The IDEA Health & Fitness Association explains, golf requires “muscular strength, joint flexibility, neuromuscular training and the perfect balance between mobility and stability.” There are many exercises, some general and some golf-specific, that will help you hit the ball farther and straighter. These exercises also lessen your chances of injuries.

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Try These 3 Stretches For A Bigger Backswing (and more power)

By Kolby Tullier/golf.com
 
So you want to take consistently longer, straighter walks from the tee to your second shot. Don’t we all, my friend. There are all sorts of methods and machinations out there, from maxing out your credit card on gear to fancy footwork worthy of Dancing with the Stars. The most straightforward? Make a bigger damn turn.

I would if I could, you whimper. I’m not a Tour pro with a cadre of personal trainers and personal chefs at my beck and call. I’m not a member of a gym with machines so fancy that I’m not even sure what half of them do. I’m just a regular working stiff with a stiff back from sitting at my desk typing all day, every day. (Am I projecting myself onto you, dear reader? Maybe a little.)

Bottom line: Read on and you’ll see that there is no good reason you can’t create torque like a highend sports car instead of a garbage truck. You don’t need to work with anything more complicated or expensive than a foam roller and an exercise band to do these three highly effective exercises that will, yes, turn knowledge into power.

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Tight Legs & Hip Flexors? Do This Quad Stretch

by Roger Fredericks

Pelvic Rotation is THE Most important factor in any sports motion….and golf IS an athletic sports motion!

However, our modern day sitting down culture has us Sitting Down and Bending Forward much more than the Creator intended. When we sit down, the Powerful muscles of our Hips and Quads automatically tighten up – which then robs us of Flexibility and Range of Motion! That’s why I insist on all my clients to do periodic Quad Stretches throughout the day to combat the tightness and inflexible muscles in our legs and hips.

 

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