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What Muscles are Used in Golf

WHAT ARE THE PRIMARY MUSCLES



USED IN THE GOLF SWING?





THERE ARE THREE MAIN AREAS THAT YOU SHOULD FOCUS ON TO PROVIDE CONSISTENCY, ADD POWER, PREVENT INJURY AND IMPROVE YOUR GOLF GAME.





CORE HAMSTRINGS FLEXIBILITY



MUSCLES AND GLUTES





CORE MUSCLES





THE CORE IS THE



- = CORE BODY MINUS



THE LEGS AND



THE ARMS



. THESE CORE MUSCLES ARE KEY TO A PROPER SWING PLANE. THEY ARE THE



ENGINE THAT PROVIDES ROTATION, BALANCE, AND POWER/TORQUE IN THE GOLF



SWING.





. MOST IMPORTANTLY STRENGTHENING THE CORE WILL HELP TO PREVENT INJURY,



SPECIFICALLY LOWER BACK INJURY. LOWER BACK INJURY IS A MAJOR PROBLEM



WITH MANY AMATEUR AND PRO GOLFERS.





. PROPER SWING PLANE REQUIRES STRENGTH, FLEXIBILITY AND A STRONG CORE.



WHEN YOU LEARN TO INITIATE EVERY GOLF SHOT AND PUTT FROM YOUR CENTRE



OR CORE, YOU WILL FIND MORE CONSISTENCY IN YOUR GOLF GAME.





. LEARN TO SWING FROM YOUR CENTRE, REDUCING THE TORQUE AND STRAIN ON



YOUR BACK AND SPINE. THE CORE MUSCLES WILL STABILIZE THE SPINE AND THE



PELVIS DURING THE DYNAMIC MOVEMENT IN THE GOLF SWING..





PERCENTAGE OF MUSCLE IN USE DURING A GOLF SWING





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START





START-DOWNSWING





TAKEAWAY





FOLLOWTHROUGH





THE IMPORTANCE OF CORE MUSCLES





. ABDOMINALS OR RECTUS ABDOMINUS: (THE SIX PACK MUSCLE)



IMPROVES BALANCE AND STABILITY THROUGHOUT THE GOLF SWING.





. OBLIQUES: DURING THE GOLF SWING THIS MUSCLE CONTRACTS AND HELPS



ROTATES YOUR BODY AND IT FLEXES AND STABILIZES YOUR SPINE LATERALLY



(UP AND DOWN YOUR BACK)



A COMMON AREA THAT CAN BE A MAJOR PROBLEM WITH GOLFERS IS THEIR BACK



AND BACK PAIN. THIS MOST LIKELY IS BECAUSE THEIR OBLIQUES. GOLFERS WHO



TEND TO USE THEIR OBLIQUES EARLY ON IN THE BACK SWING DON'T SEEM TO



EXPERIENCE AS MUCH BACK PAIN.





. LOWER BACK: LOWER BACK MUSCLES (ERECTOR SPINAE). IF YOU NEGLECT



THIS MUSCLE YOU WILL PAY THE PRICE!





. UPPER BACK: STRENGTHENING THE UPPER BACK WILL INSURE ERECT SPINE.



THIS IMPORTANT ELEMENT WILL INSURE PROPER TAKEAWAY AND HELP EASE



ROTATION THROUGHOUT THE GOLF SWING.





. LOWER BODY (HIPS AND LEGS): HIP ROTATORS ARE IMPORTANT DURING THE



DOWNSWING WHILE ABDUCTORS AND ABDUCTORS ACT TO STABILIZE AND



MAINTAIN BALANCE THROUGHOUT THE MOVEMENT.





HAMSTRINGS AND GLUTES



. YOUR HAMSTRING AND GLUTES HELP YOU TO MAINTAIN PROPER POSTURE



THROUGHOUT ENTIRE GOLF SWING. STRONG HAMSTRINGS WILL ALSO HELP



PREVENT LOWER BACK INJURY.





. THE BEST WAY TO WORK YOUR LOWER BODY IS THROUGH CROSS FIT YOGA



PILATES OR INSANITY.





FLEXIBILITY



. POOR FLEXIBILITY CAN SEVERELY HINDER YOUR GOLF SWING AND AS A RESULT



YOU WILL LOSE POWER AND INCONSISTENCY IN YOUR GOLF GAME. MORE



IMPORTANTLY POOR FLEXIBILITY CAN LEAD TO SERIOUS INJURY. AN EFFICIENT



AND POWERFUL GOLF SWING REQUIRES CERTAIN LEVELS OF FLEXIBILITY. ITS



PRETTY SIMPLE...WHEN YOU INCREASE THE RANGE OF MOTION YOU WILL HIT THE



GOLF BALL FARTHER WITH LESS EFFORT.





. THERE ISN'T A ONE SIZE FITS ALL WAY TO STAY FLEXIBLE. FIND SOMETHING THAT



WORKS FOR YOU AND BE CONSISTENT AT IT. CHOOSE FLEXIBILITY EXERCISES THAT



FOCUS ON THE MAJOR MUSCLES USED IN GOLF LIKE THE SHOULDERS, CHEST, HIP



MOBILITY, HAMSTRINGS, GLUTES AND UPPER AND LOWER BACK.





? DID YOU KNOW?





A QUICK 15 MINUTE STRETCH BEFORE A GAME COULD GREATLY IMPROVE

YOUR GOLF SWING AND YOUR SCORECARD! TIGER WOODS WAS BLESSED

WITH INCREDIBLE FLEXIBILITY AND THIS HAS BEEN ONE OF THE SECRETS

TO HIS POWER AND HIS CONSISTENCY IN HIS GOLF GAME. FOR TIGER

FLEXIBILITY IS MORE OF A GIFT, TO THE NORMAL AMATEUR AND PRO

GOLFER, THIS IS SOMETHING TO WORK AT. POORFLEXIBILITY CAN

SEVERELY HINDER YOUR GOLF SWING AND AS A RESULT YOU WILL

LOSE POWER AND INCONSISTENCY IN YOUR GOLF GAME.





EVERYONE'S BODY TYPE IS DIFFERENT, TRY A FITNESS PROGRAM THAT IS FUN AND

THAT WORKS FOR YOU THEN STICK WITH IT! CHOOSE EXERCISES THAT BUILD YOUR

CORE, AND YOUR FLEXIBILITY, AND I GUARANTEE YOU THAT YOUR GOLF GAME WILL

IMPROVE.

What Muscles are Used in Golf

shared by customerhook on Dec 04, 2012 in Sports

What Muscles are Used in Golf

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