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Old 03-29-2012, 01:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What type of fitness training are you doing?

Just curious what type of fitness training/program most people here might be doing?

Any suggestions recommendations?
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Old 03-30-2012, 12:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't do any real golf specific PT. I do hike quite a bit which helps with the cardio, and more importantly my legs. When hiking I also carry a 25lb back pack, which I assume helps to keep my back in some sort of decent shape. I do swing a weighted club from time to time. I tend to let my weighted club sit for quite a spell in between each use. it's my belief weighted clubs can cause more harm than good for those players who are not in real golf shape. After some 35+ years of golf, I still do not have any back problems. This I really attribute to not wearing spikes most of the time, and letting my right foot ride up on it 's big toe during the finish of my down swing.
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Old 03-30-2012, 09:25 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the suggestions FrogsHair!

I had been looking into some Yoga stuff to help with flexibility. Anyone tried that here?

I even found this program called Tai Cheng.
Here is a link that offers some additional details.

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Old 04-27-2012, 07:24 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Any suggestions about the health fitness which is make me a perfect golfer........ Please tell me.
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:54 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I do a full strength training regiment. Bench,squats, curls you name it, just as if I was a Arnold . When I started golf 20 plus years ago it I remember I wasn't even allowed to swim for fear it would jack up my swing. Now everyone lifts weights and does strength training for their swing. I started weight training about 12 years ago and it has improved my game and distance.

If you are looking for a good starting point I would recommend the following.
A. Get out of the cart and take a walk.
b. Get some of the bands/tubing to work with (Bands/Tubing are great because of the forces they exert back into the muscle fibers it works the fast twitch muscles)
1. Do Curls
2. Triceps extensions
3. Shoulder Press
4. Secure the bands to a door and do Wood Choppers (Rotating the core)
5. Push ups and Planks
6. Situps
7. Pull ups
8. Leg Raises
9. Stand on the Tubing and hold them to do mini squats (Do them on one leg to work on better balance)
10. Use the bands/tubing to do rows.

I had written an article on the subject of hitting further and which exercises to use, I can see if I can dig it up if anyone is interested. Some folks shun the idea of weight training, but the PGA guys I know all do it. I know it helps me, I put the ball out there over 350 off the Tee box and I am barking on 40 years old, no telling what a young buck could do with proper training. My Dad asked me the same question last year and I originally wrote my article for him to use as a guide. He is in his late 60's and started using the tubing and doing moderate work outs each day and it added distance to his drive as well.
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:36 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I don't do anything specifically targeted for golf. I do 2 fitness classes a week which involves a lot of running, strength and general core exercises.

Prior to my golf games I spend a bit of time working on my stretching and flexibility. This helps me to get in the right position to get the most out of my golf swing.
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:01 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I use an ab glider for a great core workout and the range for everything else. I like to spend most of my time working on my stamina with a club in my hand that way I am working the muscles I use regularly.

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Old 05-07-2012, 07:52 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I'm not sure I would say what I do isn't golf specific because I only do it with hopes of preserving or improving my game. While my walking is generic enough, the stretching I do, in many cases, are motions allied to a golf swing and use some device made for golf.

For example, I have a Momentus heavy club. It works as a tool to loosen up and also as a simple weighted device.

I also have a Swingstik. It's a bit of a gadget with the swing speed meter in one end, but there is a cd that comes with it showing how to use it as a stretching device behind your back or across your shoulders.

The only other thing I do is walk. Sometimes I'll take a couple 5 lb weights with me and do lifts and curls while I'm walking.

Something I need to consult my doctor about it another kind of stretching. Recently, my hands have felt tight and ached some. Stretching the fingers hasn't helped and I need to find out what this is and how to deal with it. Whatever it is has left it really difficult to find a comfortable grip lately.
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Old 07-14-2012, 10:26 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I just started doing some weight lifting. I'm hesitant to call it that because it's just stretching with 2 lb or 5 lb weights in hand, mostly a matter of laying on my stomach with my arms spread and lifting the weights to strengthen the back.

I am also considering a cleansing diet my daughter is on. Her results are fantastic and if my doctor comes back to say his investigation of the ingredients in the shakes and cleansing drinks are OK, I hope to lose more weight than my lifestyle has let me lose so far. It's called Isagenix, for anyone who might be interested in it.

The main thing is still the walking though. With the speed at which a heavy rain can come through Miami, I've gotten soaked a couple times while I walked, but honestly, it felt good considering the heat.
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