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Golf Exercises Using Resistance Bands
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Golf Exercises Using Resistance Bands

Recognizing the importance of golf exercises for not only longer golf drives, but injury prevention is critical to any golfer wanting to improve their swing. Resistance bands are an affordable and very effective way to improve the muscular strength of the key muscles used in your golf swing. This is often referred to as sport-specific training, and all the top athletes and teams at any level do it.

Strengthens Your Core For Higher Swing Speeds

Using exercise tubing and incorporating rotational movements is a quick way to strengthen your core muscles, enabling them to contract faster, resulting in higher swing speeds and distance. Just like the golf swing, you need to strengthen (and stretch) your muscles in all the different angles you go through during your swing. They are very unique to golf, so mimicking these movements with the resistance of the tubes is quite impacting.

Improves Flexibility To Make A Full Backswing

When you attache the tubing to the top of your door, and walk away from the door in your golf posture, you will feel a big stretch in the muscles of your left lat, and the back of your left shoulder, which are 2 key muscle groups to stretch for a right-handed golfer to enable them to make a full shoulder turn.

Increases Lower Back Strength And Mobility

The lower back is the most effected area of the body when it comes to stress and injury. This is due to the weakening and stiffening of those muscles during the aging process. Unless you, the golfer, makes changes in your golf swing to compensate for this diminished effect, you will be putting undue stress on your lower back by making violent golf swings outside of your current physcial ability, leading to injury.

When you use the resistance bands, you are not doing it at full speed, therefore not risking injury or overuse. Instead, you are improving the strength and flexibility of your golf muscles in a controlled environment, which will better prepare your body for the actual golf swing.

A Better Range Of Motion In Your Shoulders

The shoulder joint in my opinion is one of the most important joints to a golfer. The right shoulder for a right-handed golfer MUST be able to externally rotate to its maximum if you want a full, and deep backswing. It then must internally rotate coming down. If you have restriction in either shoulder joint, your clubhead speed will be dramatically decreased.

In Less Than 5 Minutes A Day

The great thing about golf exercises using resistance bands is the fact that you can use them conveniently in your home in a matter of minutes per day. Do them first thing in the morning, when you get home from work, and before bed. Pretty cool to think you can improve your golf swing in your home.

If you want to get more golf specific, you'll want to look at a golf swing tubing trainer, that is an actual golf handle that has exercise tubing attached to it. Now you can make actual golf swings with resistance right in your home.

And lastly, the huge benefit of using resistance bands for golf improvement is the elimination or requirement of have a gym or fitness membership. These bands are very inexpensive, and can replace the same exact movements of some of the expensive equipment in the gym.


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