2019 year of Golf Fitness
This year I am going to share with you the latest research and cutting edge golf fitness and golf performance techniques.
I am a Health Therapist, Yoga/ Stott Pilates/ Fitness instructor and Titleist Performance certified instructor.
An avid golfer currently playing in Galway Golf Club.
Let me introduce my skills and focus areas.
My blog will be dedicated to:
Nutrition for Golf
Injury Treatment for Golf
We will look at the following: What is!
Rotatory Power – Golf is a rotatory Sport. Back swing and Down swing all happening through aligned rotation.
Fundamental components to develop Rotatory Power
Rotary movement exercises
Anti-rotation & rotational stability exercises
Top players are pushing off the ground with their leg and glutei muscles with the aim of generating a more powerful hit. Your lower back is not designed to carry a heavy load. It is imperative that we focus on strengthening the lower body which will help take the body from a high to a low position.
General Strength – Squats and the dreaded deadlifts will improve your force and the transmission between the upper and lower body.
Squats are the best functional exercises. That promote :
Improved knee stability
Strengthening of connective tissues.
Dead lifts (multi-joint/compound exercise) works your GLUTES and Glutes are the King of the golf swing (they also work to protect your lower back in golf swing), The core – is working in partnership with your glutes and provides stability for your pelvis.
TIP: If you grow muscles they will help you to burn fat (even when resting).