A really unique thing about the game of golf is it can literally be played by people of all ages. It is a game that is played by the young and the old and everyone else in between. There are not too many sports that can make that kind of claim. More and more people are beginning to play golf and that is wonderful. Those that have been bitten by the bug are striving to make improvements, and for those that have played a lifetime are always looking for ways to counter advancing age and continue to be competitive.
Some of the areas that people are focusing on when it comes to their games is equipment, balls, and to their bodies. Advancing technology has brought us new equipment that allows players to be able to hit the ball better and golf balls continue to be improved and refined to accommodate every type of swing. Having your golf clubs fitted for you can make a huge difference on your game and you can even be fitted for the right golf balls. But an area that is also becoming popular is in regards to golf fitness.
Every major sport requires that the participants be in extreme shape to be competitive and it is no different with golf. It takes a lot of strength to hit the golf ball far and it takes a lot to rip your ball out of the deep rough. Take a look at many of the top players on the PGA Tour. They are in excellent shape but not only that, they are becoming stronger and becoming more fit. The first person I think of is Tiger Woods. He incorporates weight training to build strength and muscle. Another prime example is Camilo Villegas. If you have a chance, take a look at the February 2011 Golf magazine. There are a few articles related to getting lean and there is a total fitness guide that can help you to get ripped and in shape like Camilo. He is involved in off-course training, which includes crunches, weights, cycling and other unique workouts. And by following his personal routine he is able to mimic his idol Gary Player (who also is a golf fitness guru), and he can stay with the best of the best on the PGA Tour. In fact he says that if it weren't for golf fitness he wouldn't be on the Tour.
If done in moderation, having a workout routine for golf can help players to be more balanced, have better flexibility which can help you to hit the ball farther, and give you stamina to play the game. No only that, it will make you feel better and can improve your overall health. Simply adding push-ups, chin-ups, crunches, or sit-ups can improve your chest, arms, shoulders, back, and core. A prime example of golf fitness helping the golf game consider Gary Wiren. He is a golf teacher, he is 75 years old, and he can hit the golf ball 300 yards! Nice! He is always doing things to improve his fitness. For example, as he shaves he does calve raisers. While brushing his teeth he does squats. He strengthens the last 3 fingers on his left had with a hand gripper. These are just a few things that we as golfers can do to sculpt our bodies. But you can also enhance your golf fitness by using supplements.
To get the most out of a workout routine you need to eat correctly and take supplements. A simple golf fitness supplement could include a multivitamin. Most of us don't get enough vitamins from the foods we eat, so taking a multivitamin can give us the boost we need to recover and to feel good. L-Carnitine Amino Acid can be taken to help release energy when you need it and to help your muscles to recover as well. Ginko Biloba and Fish Oil, can help keep your mind fresh and focused as you play from the 1st tee to the 18th. Even something as simple as Melatonin can help you to get a good nights rest allowing your body to replenish itself naturally and let you wake up feeling rejuvenated and ready to take on the days activities. There are many other golf fitness supplements on the market and you can find something that will work for you. I am no doctor or sports therapist and I am not making any claims to the supplements that I have mentioned. Always check with a doctor before starting any sort of workout and taking any sort of supplement!
The purpose of this post is to make people aware of the benefits of golf, golf fitness, and golf fitness supplements. Will they help you to improve your golf game? Will they make you a better golfer? Well, with practice, golf equipment fitting, a healthy fitness routine, and a good diet you can, in time, shoot lower scores. So try these tips and you will have a better time and you will truly enjoy the great game of golf to a higher degree.