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Fitness to be the Best

JMuller

Hey guys! I was just wondering about a workout program (not one of those like 5 things and you're done) for golf specifically. I'm wanting to further my game a lot and I think that working out to the tune of golf specific muscles and movements would be really good! Do you guys have anything ? Thanks!

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  1. Kevin G

    I forget who let us TT members know about this but have you checked out www.mytpi.com which is the Titleist Performance Institute? It has workouts, both on the range and in the gym or your house. Maybe that is the solution you're looking for.
  2. Kevin G

    Wondering if this makes it easier for you to get to the Titleist Performance Institute. a href=www.mytpi.comwww.mytpi.com/a
  3. Kevin G

    Sorry obviously that didn't work. Maybe just http://www.mytpi.com #LastTryToHelp :)
  4. Sam C

    JMuller,

    Every workout program is different to suit the individual's needs. So I wouldn't suggest taking someone else's verbatim. That being said, here are a few tips I think might be worth taking while doing your research.

    1. Size is NOT the key. Specifically, a big chest does not help you golf swing!
    2. Total body exercises(Squats, Planks, Deadlift variations,etc.) will help create a more athletic body. An athletics golf swing will stand the test of time.
    3. Lower body / core strength = A stable and controlled golf swing
    4. Maintaining flexibility is very important when converting your gym workout to on the course success.
    5. Proper diet is eating habits are just as important as the actual workout.
    5. Listen to your body! Don't overwork or overuse to the point where the exercises are more detrimental than beneficial.
  5. Don O

    Sam - great answer. The MyTPI is an extensive catalog. Titleist offers the full program at Oceanside to go with the bag fitting to measure flexibility/range of motion to coordinate exercises and swing changes. On a local level, one of the instructors at my health club specialized in tailoring exercises for (more mature) golfers.
  6. Sawyer Nix

    I would say that general cardio work goes a long way with helping the golf game. Weight training and flexibility is great and needed, but starting off with some cardio helps.
  7. bernie w

    First go on the tpi web site and find a certified tpi fitness trainer in your area. Make an appointment with them. They will put you thru an hour assessment program. From that they will come up with a fitness program to help you with your needs. Hope this helps
  8. 1dayPGA

    You can go to the TPI and do a golf fitness evaluation. They will put you thru an extensive evaluation to find your strong and weak points, do a swing analysis showing how it correlates to your fitness and then help design a program showing how you can strengthen your weaknesses and get you in your best golf shape.
  9. Edward K

    Legs and core are the keys. Being flexible allows the big turn and a fluid finish......
  10. Len J

    I just had knee surgery and the doc said ride the bike in the gym. I go 45 mins every day, then I do some light lifting - sit on the ball and rotate the medicine ball for the core. Do some assisted pull ups and bar dips. I'm 55, only 5'8 but I'm usually the longest in my group. Legs baby!
  11. cs

    Len J

    I just had knee surgery and the doc said ride the bike in the gym. I go 45 mins every day, then I do some light lifting - sit on the ball and rotate the medicine ball for the core. Do some assisted pull ups and bar dips. I'm 55, only 5'8 but I'm usually the longest in my group. Legs baby!

    RIding a bike is great after knee surgery. Did you start on recumbent? Great advice I was given along the way, keep resistance light and do not leave the saddle(stand up!). I had a nasty knee surgery that took me 3 years to feel normal again from, but w work and patience you will get it all back.
  12. cs

    Sam C

    JMuller,

    Every workout program is different to suit the individual's needs. So I wouldn't suggest taking someone else's verbatim. That being said, here are a few tips I think might be worth taking while doing your research.

    1. Size is NOT the key. Specifically, a big chest does not help you golf swing!
    2. Total body exercises(Squats, Planks, Deadlift variations,etc.) will help create a more athletic body. An athletics golf swing will stand the test of time.
    3. Lower body / core strength = A stable and controlled golf swing
    4. Maintaining flexibility is very important when converting your gym workout to on the course success.
    5. Proper diet is eating habits are just as important as the actual workout.
    5. Listen to your body! Don't overwork or overuse to the point where the exercises are more detrimental than beneficial.

    Great advice.

    I'm working my way back to golf from a neck condition, and it cannot be underestimated how important core strength is in total strength.

    - squats and lunges w arms raised - adds an element of opening the chest and balance
    - do torso curl's, not situps, to build core w out tightening hip flexors and improve flexibility in lower back
    - the core can recover twice as fast as any muscle group, and remember sports are played in 3-dimensions, so don't do a work out limited to just 2!
  13. John C

    Lots of good answers. Suggest you consider: [1] starting with a certified TPI instruction. Your athletic/physical abilities will be evaluated; [2] a specific program will be identified for you [there are simply too many exercises and drills on the TPI web site to choose from without a basis for selecting any one - that is what the TPI cert. instructor will do. Then you'll do the exercises and the instructor will make sure you are doing them correctly. [3] The rest is really easy - follow the schedule and do the exercises. Almost forgot, many of the exercises will provide significant improvements to your swing as you work with the instructor.

    If your experience is similar to mine and others - do n't worry, you'll get used to the extra distance and accuracy, not to mention lower scores.
  14. greg p

    Fitness is so important. It drives the swing and the swing drives your game.

    Start with a walking program. If you take a cart, walk every 2nd or 3rd hole. It won't take long to start seeing improvement.

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