IN-SEASON GOLF FITNESS TRAINING

Bob Forman
Director, The Golf Fitness Academy
Certified Golf Fitness Instructor 

Golf season’s in full swing and the one thing you don’t want to neglect is your golf fitness program.  As a matter of fact, it’s probably more important, now, that you continue with the exercises as it will keep your body in balance throughout the playing season.   

It’s a fact that the golf swing, just like any other one-sided, repetitive activity, will eventually create imbalances in the body.  These imbalances can cause misalignments in the musculoskeletal system, which often times lead-up to both acute and chronic pain and injury. 

These anatomical deficiencies, that are a result of the sport we love to play, can also hinder our ability to play it well!  There is a strong correlation between muscle deficiencies and swing inefficiencies that morph into poor swing mechanics, a loss of distance, and poor playing performance.   

To avoid all this you need to stick with your customized exercise program or get started on one.  The golf-specific stretching and strengthening, when properly designed for your respective needs, will keep the musculoskeletal system in balance no matter how many rounds each week you play. 

If currently engaged in a golf fitness program, don’t shelve it for the playing season just because you’re playing golf.  Yes, you might not have as much time with the addition of one or two rounds of golf each week, but stick with it for the reason mentioned above and/or modify it a bit if you feel the need.       

For example, if you feel the strength training component makes you sore and/or stiff for an upcoming round, go lighter with the workout or hold off on the weights entirely the day or two before you play.  The same could apply for any cardiovascular component you may be doing.  Stretching, on the other hand, should be maintained throughout.   
 
Plan ahead.  If you’re a weekend golfer, you may want to hit the higher intensity workout early in the week and taper off as the week goes on.  Obviously, the goal is to feel fresh and ready to go when you tee it up.  The last thing you want is to be dragging your butt around the golf course because you’ve been exercising too much and/or too hard. 

overtrainingAdding a round or two of golf each week to the current activity pattern may overtax the body.  Keep an eye on signs and symptoms that you’re doing too much.  Some of these include:  fatigue/lack of energy, the inability to sleep, performance issues out on the golf course, a lack of enthusiasm to play, decreased appetite, muscle/joint pain, and injury.       
 

The key is listen to your body and gauge the frequency, duration, and intensity accordingly.  Consult with your certified golf fitness instructor as to the best plan for you. 

If you’re not currently involved with a golf fitness program, there is no time like the present to get started on one.  A lot of folks are reluctant to start an exercise program in the middle of the playing season for fear of messing up their swing.  If done right, this shouldn’t be an issue.   

A knowledgeable golf fitness instructor will be able to design and supervise you through a sensible exercise progression.  Being that it is in-season, you’ll want to ease into the program and advance gradually so as to keep muscle soreness and stiffness to a minimum.   

Remember that the corrective exercises should be implemented first before phasing in golf-specific strength, balance, and power exercises.  That usually means for many, flexibility and range of motion exercises to start, which shouldn’t hinder your game.  If anything, you’ll notice some swing and game improvements in a relatively short period of time.   

Maintaining your golf fitness regiment during the playing season is a very wise and productive decision not only from a performance perspective, but from a health standpoint as well.  Keeping the body in balance promotes efficient movement patterns which play into better efficiencies of the swing and inhibits those triggers that can lead-up to both acute and chronic injury.          

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EXERCISE OF THE MONTH

Static Hamstring Stretch

 One of the main factors for low back discomfort is tight hamstrings, which can also affect hip mobility in the golf swing.

 

 

Check with your physician before starting any type of exercise program.

IMPROVE YOUR GAME

GOLF FITNESS
ASSESSMENT & TRAINING


A quality, customized golf fitness program will. . .
  • Enhance swing efficiency
  • Increase distance
  • Improve playing performance and satisfaction
  • Identify and correct golf-specific injury triggers

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The golf exercises are going great.  I am hitting the ball the best I have ever hit it.  My back pain has gone away also. 
 
David R. 

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HOST A WORKSHOP

If your Club or organization would like to host an informative golf fitness workshop, contact Bob at bob@golfitcarolina.com or 336-509-4610.

Bob came to my club and did a hour long session on the basics of his teaching and philosophy of fitness and how it relates to the golf swing and its performance.  My members thoroughly enjoyed the hour and wanted more.  I was impressed with his content and explanation.  My members were floored with his Q&A and his personal adaptation to their issues.  I was impressed with his interaction with attendants of the seminar.  If you are looking for someone to integrate your fitness program with the golf program, Bob is the guy to do it!  We will be booking Bob to come back to our club next spring.
Shannon Howell, PGA Head Golf Professional
Country Club of Sapphire Valley, Sapphire Valley, NC


"Bob Forman was fabulous!  He is a great presenter who shared some extremely valuable information related to how anatomical deficiencies such as: poor posture, flexibility, and balance impact our golf swing.  He not only shared what they are and how they impact the swing, but also demonstrated exercises to help correct them."
Ellen Gregory
EWGA-Wilmington, NC chapter

“Westchester is one of the Country’s largest private clubs with a membership that has high expectations for service and performance.  Bob Forman’s seminar on golf specific fitness and flexibility was extremely well received and motivated many of my members to begin a program of evaluation, exercise and follow-ups.  I highly recommend Bob for his knowledge, energy , and ability to connect with amateurs concerning golf fitness.” 
John Kennedy, Director of Golf
Westchester CC, 
Harrison, NY

Bob has a fantastic ability to understand and combine his expertise of the physical complexities of the human body with the PGA Professional’s trained eye with respect to the complexities of the golf swing.  Bob offers a refreshing angle that most amateur and professional golfers can understand and embrace.  Many times, a golfer will have physical limitations that prevents him or her from moving the way the PGA Professional is trying to instruct.  Bob can take the golfer’s weakest physical traits and focus a training program to better overcome those obstacles and allow the golfers to ultimately improve their swing. 
Dennis Nicholl, PGA Head Golf Professional
The Dunes Golf & Beach Club, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

IMPROVE YOUR GAME

Functional Golf Fitness Training is a comprehensive player improvement resource for golfers of all ages and levels, teaching professionals and coaches.  
A great manual for golf teams as well.  

Dedicated chapters on:
- how to identify and correct the common physical deficiencies most golfers have that are impacting their swing and injury potential
- over 40 golf-specific exercises and drills

- preventing/alleviating the #1 injury in golf, low back injury
- how to fix the more common swing faults

Amazon reviews:

"Very clear explanations of causes and fixes for main physical deficiencies affecting golfers. Easy to follow instructions. While other books may give a whole laundry list of exercises that end up not being used, Forman has selected a few for each issue and puts together a program that doesn't take long to do"

"This book not only tells you what to do but also why you need to do and what results you can expect.
I have every book in print about golf fitness and this book is by far the best."


Available in print at TheBookPatch

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SWING FAULT PHYSIOLOGY

Swing mechanics are often influenced by physical deficiencies in the golfer's body.  Below are some of the more common swing faults, their physical causes and how to correct.

GOLF POSTURE

S-POSTURE AND LOW BACK PAIN

EARLY EXTENSION

SWAY & SLIDE

REVERSE SPINE

While correcting the deficiencies, you also need to rewire the brain-body connection in order to break out of the inefficient swing pattern.  

REWIRE THE BAD SWING HABIT

RADIO / PODCASTS

 

 

November 11, 2017
The top 10 fitness must haves for better golf.  Click on the pic and then "podcast."  
My segment starts at 1:10:30.

 
June 22, 2017
(go to 1:10:00 into the show)
golf posture, muscle imbalance, improving distance, stretching, hydration, Tiger and specialization, Rory and weight lifting



March 14, 2015
(go to 1:08:00 into the show)
fitness vs. golf fitness, strength training and slowing down the aging process, C and S-postures 


scroll down to 9/9/2013
(go to 23:15 into the show)
back injury