Golf Training/Workout

Many people don’t even consider golf a proper “sport,” much less a demanding physical activity. Many people think it is not much more of a sport than playing your favourite slot games in online casinos. The fact of the matter is, golf can be as physically demanding as you make it.

When played on a level comparable to the effort put forth by pros like Tiger Woods and Michelle Wie, golf requires aerobic fitness, flexibility, strength, and a healthy body weight. Here are some quick tips for improving your performance in these four fitness categories.

0831_mf0511_longballgolfwkt_10Aerobic Fitness. Playing a solid 18 holes of golf requires aerobic fitness, especially if you opt to walk and carry your own clubs rather than ride in a golf cart or use a caddy. Boost your aerobic fitness by doing regular cardio exercise, such as running.

Flexibility. A proper golf swing involves the entire body, not just the arms and shoulders. You need to have good flexibility in your lower body in order to twist through the swing. Pay special attention to your hamstrings and lower back, and always stretch before playing.

Strength. Muscle fatigue will destroy your golf swing if you let it. In order to prevent this, you should do golf-specific strength training to build muscles in your arms, shoulders, and back. Don’t forget exercises to strengthen your grip too.

Healthy Body Weight. If you are significantly overweight, chances are this will impact the mechanics of your golf swing. Therefore, maintaining a healthy diet and staying in shape are crucial to your golf game.

You can find specific tips and workouts for these four golf fitness categories on TV shows like Golf Fitness Academy.

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It’s March… What Happened To Your New Year’s Resolutions?

New Year’s Eve was just a few months ago and where did that resolution go?  Before March 15 most of us dive bombing our way back in to old, bad habits that we swore we would leave behind.  How to fix that before you look at another year with no improvements?

Start Smaller

Find something really small, just one habit that can have a big impact and keep it going for three months. Like blackjack strategy, it can’t be learned within one day. Change only two or three habits per year and you have overhauled much of your life in just a few years. Sound like someone is thinking too small?

 What Can You Live With?

The total life overhaul sometimes works, but too often it is like a face lift:  It makes your life really stretched and strained for a little while, then it kind of fits.  After a year or two, most people are back to where they started, except they are out a few more thousand dollars. So, how to make the changes livable?

Plan it That Way

Look at your life. You want things you can change without much effort. Choose a gym that is within 5 minutes of your house, either walking or driving, so you might actually go. If you can find a location that is on the way to work, that’s even better. Check the hours and make sure the classes fit into your life, as opposed to the other way around.

Decide to switch to milk instead of cream in your coffee, or trade one regular soda per day for a diet one or water. Small changes like these add up to only a few pounds difference per year, but guess what? That is just how most people gain weight!  Not 50 pounds or 20 kilos at once, but a bit at a time.  The weight creep that goes over a decade takes you up a size. So whittle it back down slowly.

Will power is for Dummies and Lucky People

The will power craze is finally behind us, and for those of us who actually want to improve our lives, it could not have ended at a better time. Most effective people have never counted on it and you probably don’t want to either. If will power was going to work for you-you probably wouldn’t be reading this article.

The Rest of Us Need a Better Lifestyle

There are people who can count on will power, and to them we say – go for it. For the rest of us, however, we need solutions we can build into our lives. So think in terms of a few small additions and build yourself a better life in just a year. And then step it up again next year, if you want. With good, reasonable plans, you can get anywhere you want to go.

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