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

Why VersusFit Bodyweight Suspension Training

20130727_231915Professional Boxing Welterweight Champion, Jesus Soto-Karass with Darrel Clouse / VersusFit, just after knocking out Andre Berto in the 12th round on Showtime Championship Boxing.

Bigger + stronger = better? No, this is NOT always true. In fact, with the exception of weightlifting contests or bodybuilding pageants, bigger and stronger can be a hindrance. Yes, it is so. For performance fitness, or “readiness for performance based competition”, there is definitely a law of diminishing returns that, more often than not, comes into play. For example professional boxing, the champ boxer pictured above, Jesus Soto – Karass, is not as muscular as his opponent, Andre Berto. Berto looked very impressive; muscular and well defined. Jesus Soto – Karass, lean, not overly muscular, but very athletically built. Well into the fight, it became obvious which fighter had spent more time in the weight room versus being in a boxing ring. Berto is good; very, very good….however he came into this fight looking great, almost like a bodybuilder. Too much muscle. Berto became “gassed”, his boxing mechanics became flawed subject to muscle suffering from muscle fatigue. Soto – Karass did not get so fatigued that his punch execution became flawed, he saw to it that he was at a proper weight and fit. Soto – Karass was thus able to keep consistent attack on his opponent, Andre Berto, and ultimately won by a knockout in the 12th round.

These two boxers standing in the middle of the boxing ring, next to each other, anyone can tell who lifts a lot of weights; Berto. Additional muscle mass can, and usually is, very taxing on the cardiovascular system. Our bodies are not able to “fuel” or even provide enough oxygen to these vital muscles during a boxing match, a football game, tennis, or most any sport excluding weightlifting or bodybuilding. This is a very real factor even that professionals must deal with. Performance enhancing drugs? Those are shortcuts that will not necessarily make a good featherweight an even better welterweight, or even a professional football lineman better. What good are learned skills in ANY sport if you can’t complete the contest? You and I see this happen often in pro sports whether it is late in the fourth quarter of a tough football game (oxygen?) or in the the later rounds of a tough boxing fight. VersusFit Supercharged Bodyweight Training will give you just the proper physique that you need for performance, general fitness, and life. Bodyweight training is also far less likely to cause injury, or aggravate injury suffered in the ring, on the field, or at a church softball game.  Versusfit Bodyweight Training is even good therapy for healing, improving balance, coordination, and stability. It works for me and many, many others including professional boxers, pro football players, Special Forces, and SPECIAL Moms & Dads who wish to remain active and in good health for so many family members who love them so much. Thanks.         http://www.versusfit.com