Better Fitness, Better Golf

3 Key Elements to a Golf Specific Fitness Program

Many of the top touring professionals know that winning on the tour today takes much more than a great game of golf. It means understanding every aspect of their physical and mental being and what factors influence their performance. Gain a competitive edge in your next round by integrating these three key elements into your current VersusFit Training program.

Specific to golf – Get rid of the traditional gym machines which focus on isolating specific muscle groups and require no stabilization work by additional muscle groups.  Avoid the injury risks and ineffectiveness of static free weights in most gyms.  Bodyweight training is safer and requires greater neuromuscular control. Training the muscles and central nervous system simultaneously is extremely beneficial to performance fitness.

Increase Core Stability – VersusFit Training efficient movement creates more efficient power. Golfers maintain an athletic posture over long periods of time and require both trunk and core stabilization and endurance. By increasing your strength and endurance in the core region of your body, you provide both a solid base of support for rotation in addition to the proper transfer of power throughout the body.

Vary your Planes of Motion during Exercise – A golf fitness program will have varying planes of motion as part of your weekly strength routine. VersusFit Training Programs offer outstanding varying planes of motion, core strength, rotational power, and stabilizer muscle group conditioning. Planes of movement include front to back motions, left to right and rotational exercises. A VersusFit Training Program offered by a professional VersusFit Certified Coach can help you to perform considerably better, including greater power with a more relaxed swing.

Darrel Clouse
VersusFit

Author: darrelclouse

Strength, performance, and endurance conditioning has been a major component of my life since I was a teenager. I have participated in many sporting events and contests during the past 40 years to measure my mental and physical fitness capabilities. I enjoy sharing what I have learned from my experience and studies. During these four decades of performance conditioning, I have been very fortunate to have trained with Olympic athletes, amateur and professional world champions; I have learned a great deal of reality based "gimmick free" fitness and conditioning lessons. I certainly don't know it all, however, I have learned over the years that some of the best training methods are actually just "a couple of steps BACK from the cutting edge." I have trained and competed in powerlifting, half Ironman distance triathlons, roadracing on a cycling team, and boxing. My dad is an 80 year old athlete who played basketball for the University of Florida Gators and has been in the greatest physical / cognitive challenge of a lifetime battling the effects of Parkinson's Disease. I assist my dad, his physicians, and dad's therapists in his great fight. I believe we all take so much of our inherent skill sets for granted until those skill sets are snatched away from us resultant from disease or accident. I hope and believe this VersusFit forum, or blog, will serve all of us as a place where we can candidly share ideas, opinions, and assistance to each to enhance daily living and championship contests.

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