Golf Fitness & Injuries

    Basics to Home Golf Training

    Basics to Home Golf Training

    When playing golf, attempting to make changes to your swing while out on the course is often a recipe for further frustration, as a round does not provide the volume of shots needed for adjustments, and every growing pain in adjusting is reflected on your score. Unfortunately, ...

    How to Buy a Stability Ball

    How to Buy a Stability Ball

    A stability ball is a useful tool for stretching and strength training. The use of a stability ball can improve your core strength, flexibility, balance and coordination--all of which can improve your game. Buying the correct size stability ball is crucial to the effectiveness ...

    Calf Building Exercises

    Calf Building Exercises

    A very crucial element in succeeding on the golf course is being physically fit; the better shape that a golfer is in will reflect in his/her endurance, experience and final score. One of the parts on the human body which should certainly be in shape are a golfer’s legs ...

    Calf Stretching Exercises

    Calf Stretching Exercises

    Your calf muscles work to carry you through activities every day, helping both your knees and feet in movement. Two muscles comprise the calf area: the gastrocneumius muscle near the top of the calf, which helps us lift our heels, and the soleus, which is located beneath the ...

    Can Exercises Help Avoid Knee Problems & Replacement?

    Can Exercises Help Avoid Knee Problems & Replacement?

    If arthritis in your knee interferes with your golf game (not to mention the rest of your life), you may wonder about the possibilities of knee replacement surgery. While surgeons have made great strides in reducing the pain and risk associated with knee replacements, the ...

    How to Care for a Torn Rotator Cuff

    How to Care for a Torn Rotator Cuff

    The rotator cuff is a collection of muscles in the shoulder. The tendons of these muscles can become torn as a result of injury, stress or repetitive motion. It is a relatively common stress-related golf injury and it can easily be made worse if it is not cared for properly. ...

    Chest & Shoulder Exercises

    Chest & Shoulder Exercises

    For golfers, the shoulder joint is one of the most important areas of the body. Properly toned shoulder muscles not only help provide a smoother and stronger swing, but also can help prevent common golf injuries. Additionally, the chest is involved in just about every aspect of ...

    Core Lower Back Exercises

    Core Lower Back Exercises

    The core lower back forms the axis for a golfer’s swing, so keeping it flexible and strong is paramount to golfers. Golfers will benefit greatly from these easy exercises.

    Cure & Prevention for Golf Elbow

    Cure & Prevention for Golf Elbow

    Pain and discomfort from golf elbow can be enough to make a golfer want to put his clubs away. Also known as medial epicondylitis, golfer's elbow is similar to tennis elbow, according to the Mayo Clinic. Golfers, tennis players and others who repeatedly hinge their wrists or ...

    Cures for Golfer's Elbow

    Cures for Golfer's Elbow

    Golfer's elbow is a form of tendinitis, which arises in a golfer as the result of the repeated swings in a round of golf, or in a session at the local driving range. The aching pain brought on by golfer's elbow can be quite severe, and can greatly reduce a player's enjoyment of ...

    What Are the Dangers of Sun Exposure?

    What Are the Dangers of Sun Exposure?

    Exposure to the sun can be a real danger for golfers, who spend an abundant amount of time outside. Given that a round of golf can take four hours or more–and that most golfers also use the putting green or driving range before they tee off–there is ample opportunity ...

    Deep Breathing Exercises for Stress

    Deep Breathing Exercises for Stress

    Many athletes use sports as a way to combat stress. They may hit, throw, run, kick, or jump. Golfers are forced to confront stress in a different manner as most of their game is spent waiting and walking. This leaves plenty of time for negative self-talk, self-criticism and ...

    How to Diagnose Rotator Cuff Injuries

    How to Diagnose Rotator Cuff Injuries

    Technically, you should never diagnose your own injuries. Only a doctor can properly diagnose a rotator cuff injury. That said, rotator cuff injuries are very common among golfers, so it is important that every golfer have some understanding of what a rotator cuff injury is and ...

    Easy Exercises for Upper Back Pain

    Easy Exercises for Upper Back Pain

    Upper back pain can be debilitating not only for a golf game, but also for your day-to-day life. While some back pain needs medical attention, proper exercise and stretching will help many common problems. Easy exercises can help relieve pain, loosen muscles, increase ...

    Effective Exercises for Lower Back Pain

    Effective Exercises for Lower Back Pain

    Lower back pain is an unfortunately common experience for golfers. The disc spaces and soft tissues are prone to injury through strain caused by poor swing mechanics or overuse of back muscles by players in need of physical conditioning. The game itself requires repeated twists ...

    Exercise for Back Pain

    Exercise for Back Pain

    Back pain in golfers is very common and can be prevented by exercise before each round of golf and working on safe swinging techniques. Golfers commonly bend their low back when swinging and this motion can lead to severe lower back pains. It’s not bad form for the lower ...

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