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Four Reasons Why Strength Training Is Important For Golfers

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If you’re reading this you love golfing and you’re looking for any advantage you can find for such a tough game. While strength training won’t improve the technical aspect of your swing necessarily, it can help with four hugely important aspects of your game



  • Power production: Increased strength through the trunk and legs is directly proportional to increased power of the golf swing which translates to something everyone is chasing: DISTANCE.


    1. No matter what club you’re using, it’s no secret that the farther you’re capable of hitting the ball, the easier the game becomes 



  • Endurance: Increased strength also directly translates to being able to perform once difficult tasks for longer periods of time. When you train strength, you’re also training an increased capacity for overall work. So for example, if you feel tired or worn out after walking nine holes, strength training would directly impact your ability to walk 18 holes 




  • Injury Prevention: It might seem like common sense but stronger people don’t tend to get hurt as often as weak people when performing the same task. Stronger bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments provide a more solid foundation for which to play the game. 




  • Longevity: This one may seem like a no-brainer but the stronger you are, the longer you’ll be able to golf, and the ability to play this game for life is why most of us play in the first place. 



If you’re someone looking to get into strength training but don’t know where to start, or you’re dealing with any sort of injury limiting you from doing the things you love, give Athletes' Potential a call at 470-355-2106 or fill out a contact request form at the link below and we will reach out to you. 


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