When you think about golfing, you may picture fancy clubs and golfing sweaters — you probably don’t think about breaking a sweat. However, golfing is more of a workout than you might think. Though the cardio and strength training involved with the sport is light to moderate, it still supplies a good workout for a variety of different ages and abilities. Though the cardio isn’t intense, you’ll still get plenty of steps in, even if you use a golf cart. A golf swing involves a lot of muscle, balance, and rotation. Being on the course also provides a lot of mental health benefits that you get from a good workout. Furthermore, it’s a sport that can keep a lot of different types of people active, even those with mobility issues.(more…)
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Suffering from an injury can be extremely frustrating. Whether it is a niggling, constant pain that indefinitely seems to hamper your swing or a debilitating muscle strain, there are a number of steps you can take to, firstly, prevent them from happening in the first place, and, secondly, recover from them as quickly as possible. As back strains and golfer’s elbow are two of the most common golf injuries, we have decided to focus our attention on these two in the hope of being able to alleviate injury concerns for as many of you as possible. (more…)
Golf – Real Life Fitness
The sun was starting to burn off the clouds that had been lingering all morning, and was going to make itself known.
Two Pintail ducks land in the lake to the west, no doubt looking for a meal and to cool off. Green grass, lined with some old trees. Overall, it’s a quite early afternoon.
This was my experience at a recent company golf tournament.
I don’t play a lot of golf, even though I have a good time when I do. Recently I was invited to play in this tournament, and they’re usually a ton of fun.
Golf, in and of itself, isn’t exactly intense exercise. However, consider that we played 18 holes, and even while we were using carts, I still logged 18,000 steps on my pedometer.
Throw in the “explosive” nature of your basic golf swing, and you have some muscles being activated.
Because I don’t play on a regular basis, my lower back, and oddly, my left hamstring were soar for a couple of days after.
Golf requires flexibility, core rotation, and explosive strength. Without these, your basic swing goes to pot.