Golfers often consider increasing the distance of the shot by increasing muscle strength. Of course, to gain more power, you need some strength and muscle, so it makes sense to hit the gym and hit the iron to increase your yardage. But that’s not really necessary for golf. The key to increasing distance when swinging a golf club is flexibility, and getting more distance and becoming more agile is the real answer.
When we see older people playing golf.
It is very difficult to get the distance they were ten or twenty years ago. In many cases the strength is not reduced, at least not the amount of distance reduction. But as we get older, the flexibility will indeed decrease sharply, especially if we do not consciously maintain it. At the other end of the age spectrum, we see that young golfers have almost no muscle, but a lot of flexibility. We were surprised to see how far they could play golf.
Once flexibility has been lost, it is difficult to achieve full flexibility. But this, of course, does not mean that flexibility cannot be restored through certain tasks. The goal must be the so-called X factor; that is, the angle between the shoulder and the hip is 90 ° and it should be turned 45 °. What prevents this is the hard hips, the inability to turn the shoulders back and the tightness of the hamstrings. By becoming more flexible, a full range of sports can be achieved and maximum power can be achieved when placed in a timely golf swing.
That’s why yoga is a better exercise choice than weight, especially yoga-specific exercises. Exercise for about 10 minutes 3 to 5 days a week, you can get results almost immediately and you should see more distance on a 30 day golf course.
Here are some options to consider:
1. Dynamic distortion. Lie on your back with one leg over the other side of the body and the other leg over.
2. Spine rotation. Lift your legs off the floor from the reclining position at a 90 ° angle, then lower your knees while keeping your shoulders on the floor, first to the left and then to the right.
3. The front and back legs swing. Hold something with your right hand to maintain your balance, swing your left leg forward, then swing it back and then to the side. Then repeat with the other leg.
These are three of the many exercises where you can gain flexibility. You get the most strength in the core muscles and you may lose flexibility first. However, it is important to make sure that the shoulders and hamstrings remain flexible. Performing different yoga poses can be of great help to you.