Golf is a very misleading sport. Really, how hard could it be to hit a tiny ball a few hundred yards and into hole that is more than 2.5x its size. Those have had the opportunity to play this game know it’s a lot harder than it looks. Golf is a game of mechanics and allows minimal room for error. Even those who claim to have the “perfect golf swing” know that golf is a sport of inconsistencies and there can often be more bad shots than good.
Golf is a sport that requires a great deal of mental focus and concentration and for those who have never played the game, you may not realize how physically demanding the game is. I know everyone has experienced that all around soreness and physical exhaustion after the first round of the year at least once. It’s surprising how physical the game of golf really is. Golf requires a lot flexibility, stability, and strength and if you’re lacking in one of those areas, it will really reflect in your game.
For some it can be intimidating and even a chore to get back into the gym after a long winter in preparation for golf season. I’m here to tell you it doesn’t have to be. Here at Therapydia in Rutland we offer weekly TRX classes that can help you get back into the game and avoid the soreness and increase in your handicap early in the season. For those who aren’t athletically gifted, you know that it takes a lot of practice to become good at golf. The more we perform a skill or mimic the same movements, the better we will become.
TRX Suspension Training can help get you back into the swing of things and prepare for the upcoming season without stepping foot onto the golf course. The best part of working with the TRX is how subjective it is. You can take a sedentary person with no previous fitness experience and an elite athlete and have them perform the exact same exercise with the same piece of equipment and still make it a challenge for each individual. Other attributes that suspension training on the TRX offers is the constant core stability required to perform all 300+ exercises and variations and a reduction in the amount of delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) experienced when beginning exercise after long periods of little to no activity. When using the TRX you will be able to continually build your core strength while working other parts of your body at the exact same time. The TRX can help improve flexibility, mobility, strength, and endurance. All attributes that will help you improve your game and help keep you injury free for a long successful golf season.
Watch this video to learn a TRX exercise that can help improve your golf game: