March 16, 2011 :: Posted by - Terry :: Category - Editorial
For those of us who have spent the winter up north we’re looking out the window dreaming about hitting golf balls in the beautiful sunshine. If you didn’t have an exercise regime set up over the winter it’s not to late. Pre-season and ongoing conditioning utilizing core strengthening exercises are vital for strength, endurance and injury prevention. Abdominal crunches, back extensions, side lifts, and fast walking are a few that can help.
Many injuries are caused by tightened and inelastic muscles. You need to increase elasticity to allow them to respond to physical demands without injury. Increased elasticity in your muscles increases the force of recoil contraction which improves your downswing. Stretching is mandatory to playing golf well and staying healthy. Make an appointment with your provider to customize a program that’s right for you. Personally I use Dr. Greg Chappell who runs a wellness center in Acme. He can be contacted at this link for help.