Golf is a game of contrasts. A game that’s as much mental as it is physical. A game where one second you can be screaming in frustration because of a horrific slice you just hit, and the next you are cheering and fist pumping because you just sunk that 35 foot putt. A game where you can call a penalty on yourself!
Most of all it’s the only game where your biggest competition, your biggest reason to return to the course even though you just shot a 102, is usually yourself, your drive to find that ever elusive perfect swing. And that neat little segue brings us to the subject of this week’s blog.
YOUR GOLF SWING! Now we would never dare to tell you the proper technique to improve your golf swing, for the simple fact that we are neither professional golfers, and because everyone on earth seems to have a differing opinion on the subject. But we would dare to tell you how to get your body in the best shape possible to attempt that swing.
So MaxWell Medical has created a list for this week leading up to Father’s day that will list a part of your body that is essential to your golf swing, why it’s so important, and an exercise to best strengthen that area. And today we decided on giving you a bonus so here are two for the price of one!
Chest – Increased swing speed and power through acceleration.
Exercise – Wide Set Push Ups
- Begin in your top of a push-up position with your arms straight and your wrists underneath your shoulders.
- Move each hand a few inches wider.
- Bend your elbows out to the sides as you lower your torso toward the floor. Then straighten your arms. This counts as one rep.
- Complete as many reps as you can with proper form.
You probably never knew that so many parts of your body were involved in a simple golf swing, who says that golf isn’t an athletic sport?
Again we aren’t experts in the many techniques of how to improve your overall game, but doing targeted exercises like these will make sure your body is in the optimal condition to crush a 300 yard drive from the tee, or make a 30 foot chip from the sand onto the green. Either way it will make sure the screams you will be making will be from the birdie you sunk on the 9th, and not from throwing out your lower back.
And keep an eye on each additional exercise that we are going to list daily for the rest of this week, because our goal this summer is to help you Swing.Better!