Written By: Mark A. Cacko, MPT, OCS, DN Certified
Spring is here! The weather is getting warmer, which means many of us are looking to get back on the golf course. It has been a long winter, so it is a good idea to get back into a exercise routine before you hit the lynx. The top areas to focus on are flexibility, balance and core strength.
Flexibility – Improving spine and muscle flexibility will allow you to swing more comfortably and decrease risk for injury. Areas to focus on will be spine, hamstrings, hip flexors, hip rotators and calf muscles.
Balance – it is important to have good balance to avoid injury on a golf course. Walking on uneven ground can be challenging, along with trying to swing on inclines, and declines.
Strength – The more strength you have, the more stamina you will have later in your round. This will help with more consistency and decreased risk for injury during a round because of fatigued muscles.
It is important to exercise on a regular basis, not just before playing. It is important to warm up before a round of golf. This video has a good routine you can do prior to your round.