Whether twisting the body on a drive, squatting down to measure a putt or leaning over to pick up a ball, golfers are constantly torquing their bodies. Golf also requires repeating the same essential movements. As a result, some muscles become overused and others weaken, causing an imbalance.
For a golfer, muscle imbalances can affect the legs, hips, arms, shoulders, and the lower back. It can also affect your game, particularly for those over the age of 50. Your drives may be shorter and less accurate, your stamina may decrease, and the potential for debilitating strains, pulls and tears becomes much higher.
Many golfers - from weekend warriors to the game’s elite like Tiger Woods and Annika Sorenstam - are now turning to Pilates as an essential training tool to keep their body in balance and actually improve performance.
Pilates helps you:
Build up the back muscles evenly
Elongate and align the spine for better stability
Strengthen the abdominals
Increase overall flexibility, strength, and balance
Increase range of motion in hips and shoulders
Enhance concentration through focused breathing
A stronger and more stable core helps golfers:
Attain an optimal backswing and follow-through with increased range of motion in shoulders
Get more distance and power because of added hip and torso flexibility
Have a stronger and bigger hip turn for greater power through rotation
Create a smoother and more powerful swing due to evenly conditioned back muscles
Maximize balance and alignment while rotating
Decrease fatigue because of less strain on the body
Hold a body position long enough to play through a shot
Play without Pain!
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