Wednesday, November 08, 2006

The 3 Things You Need To Work On This Off-Season

What are the three most important things you should work on this off-season? Conditioning, Conditioning, and Conditioning. Simple, you can go to the range and drive balls all day, but that’s not going to help that fact that you were tired by the 14th hole. Your swing is perfect, but your swaying because you don’t have good stability. Your lower back hurts and your legs are tired and you don’t know why, your hamstrings are tight and you have no idea how to fix them.

Hire a Fitness Professional, a Golf Fitness Professional to be more precise. Before I explain why, lets look at the best professionals is Sports. Tiger Woods works with a Fitness Professional, Michael Jordan works with a Fitness Professional, all of the best work with a Fitness Professional. What makes you think you don’t need one? Now lets get back to the first statement, notice how I didn’t say hire a trainer. Why? Simple, people are getting certified to become trainers everyday, but don’t have the experience or the knowledge to help people get the results that they are looking for. You do not want to walk in to your gym, if you have a membership at a gym or health club, and say I want to hire a trainer, because you are going to end up having some who helps overweight women lose weight trying to help you get conditioned for Golf. Not saying that the trainer might not know a thing or two about exercise, but regular exercise is not going to help your golf game. Which brings me to me second point, A Golf Fitness Professional, look for someone who specializes in helping Golf athletes get better. Do your home work, look them up on the Internet, see what there qualifications are, ask them to explain how what they do will help you and your game.

The bottom line is this, next season you know you are going to play Golf. If all you do is hit balls from the range the same way you did last season, then you are going to play the same way you did last season. That means you got worse, because if you are not getting better, you are getting worse there is no in between. Your back is still going to hurt, your forearms are still going to be tired and you are still going to get winded at the 14th if not the 13th hole. Not to mention you might gain a few pounds in the off season by not getting started on a conditioning program. Get up and out of your comfort zone and do something! Don’t think for a second that it is going to cost to much, because you wouldn’t hesitate to get your hands on a new driver if you thought you would get a few yards out of it. Now is the time, Next season should be your season.