A golf workout gym is a great investment for golfers of all ages, but especially for the more advance players who can no longer rely on their physical strength alone to propel them round the golf course. When I first began playing golf my back was bad and my arm strength was pretty good, but I still found it difficult to move the ball around the greens. The physical aspect of the game makes it so you need to have as much “swinging skill” as possible, because you don’t want to be trying to hit the ball as hard as possible, but rather hit it softly and accurately. This can often be counter-productive.
There is an alternative to finding golf fitness in the form of using golf swing lesson videos. These are easy to find and can give you a real feel for how to swing a golf club, including everything from your grip to your shoulder turn. You’ll get an idea of what works for your body type and build. Also, many of these videos will demonstrate exercises that can be done at home, without having to pay for professional golf lessons.
However, the problem with this approach is that it’s quite a bit more expensive than buying a golf fitness DVD. Even a top-rated DVD set like “Golf Fitness DVDs” by Tom Dorrance and Jim Miller will set you back about $100. If you’re going to pay that sort of money on a video, you might as well get your money’s worth out of it. After all, you are trying to improve your golf game and not just fiddle around at the leisure of your leisure. So is there a way to get quality golf workout advice at home? I’ve listed some of my favorite tips below:
– Look up some online golf workout routines and use them as a reference. This is actually the most practical way to do a lot of exercises, because you can actually see how they work. You can even watch them on DVD if you can’t get to the golf course. (You should do this before you actually start any exercise, because your body might not respond well to some of the exercises.) There are also golf specific workout DVDs available that deal only with golfers in mind.
– Take a good hard look at your golf swing. Do you find that your body feels loose or flaccid after a few swings? Are you having trouble keeping your balance? Do you find that your hands aren’t working the way they should? These are all problems related to your body moving improperly.
– If you are overweight, this is definitely an area of concern. If you are over 100 pounds overweight, then you should consider losing some weight, but most people don’t. But regardless of your weight, you should still make sure that your body stays fit and strong. One of the best ways to do this is to have regular cardiovascular exercise.
– The most important thing to remember about any kind of exercise program is that you need to be consistent. You need to hit the gym regularly, and not just show up for one or two times a week. If you do that, you will be able to tell when your body is really ready to be challenged, and it will prompt you to go for more intense workouts. And if you continue to do that, you can get very strong, muscular golf bodies.
Don’t give up on your dream of getting a great golf workout gym. It’s not that difficult. You just have to get started doing some of the things that you should be doing anyway, and build on that. And remember that it’s a numbers game. If you work out consistently, and you improve, then your body will be ready for a challenging training session.