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The Identification of the Components of Physical Fitness important to Golf

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The Identification of the Components of Physical Fitness important to Golf Believe it or not, golf is a sport with a high level of associated risk of injury so there are many benefits gained from maintaining physical fitness. The fact that golf is physically demanding means that by meeting these needs it allows the performers to concentrate fully on playing the game. This is even more important at a higher level where less separates competitors, for example, the success of Tiger Woods has been partly credited to his physical fitness-training regime Golf swings require a huge amount of quick power and control. This is why strength is important, especially to those competing at a higher level. Strength is the amount to which muscles can apply force by contracting against resistance (holding or restraining an object or person). ...read more.

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Strength helps to reduce the risk of injury because the body is in better condition. Strengthening the lower body, particularly in the hip region, is essential for golf. This region works with the trunk to provide the power for the swing. Compound exercises like squats and lunges will help to develop this lower body strength. For the upper body exercises ought to consist of a general balance of exercises, not wanting to build up the muscles in any area too much due to the loss in movement and flexibility this can lead to. An important movement in golf is trunk rotation. Performing exercises that target the abdominal muscles can boost this. The main exercises that will enhance the upper body for golf are sit-ups, press-ups and bicep curls. ...read more.

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By performing the exercises and incorporating this test within the training, strength will increase, improving performances. Golf is about swinging in a relaxed, rhythmical and fluid fashion, this means that flexibility is a key element of the sport. Flexibility is the ability to achieve an extended range of motion without being restricted by excess tissue, i.e. fat or muscle. Flexibility is achieved mainly through stretching, but by drinking a lot of water it is possible to flush out toxins and lactic acid, which cause stiffness hindering flexibility. By drinking water and stretching before playing risk of injury is lowered and flexibility is increased allowing a smoother swing leading to better results. Increased fer backswing and increase distance * Hit your ball with greater club head speed * Improve your posture for better performance * Maintain your spine angle for more consistent shots Created by Richard Price ...read more.

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