How do I add distance before the season? This is the number one question I get asked at the clinic in regards to golf.. My questions back are à how bad do you want it? and are you willing to work for it? You can read endless books, watch endless videos, buy new clubs, buy new balls, even buy a workout plan but if it not personally tailored to you and your work efforts it just will not work!!!
So for those of us who are going to work a little harder to get healthier, stronger, and improve our golf game please read on!
You MUST create POWER.
P: Positives and negatives: You must strength train concentrically and eccentrically. This means control your movements on both the push and return. If possible create a forced negative environment for your muscles. This requires help from a trained professional.
O: Optimism: These few months of work may hurt, may not give the results asap but they will show up if you are consistent for 90 plus days.
W: Water: Water is key for recovery, competition and let us not forget all bodily functions.
E: Enthusiasm and Energy: The positive frame of mind must include picking yourself up when you are down, eating right, and doing the perfect workout for YOU to up your energy.
R: Recover: You are going to want to push but take at least a one day rest every week and a recovery week once every four to five weeks. The recovery week is not a do nothing week. It is a light conditioning and heavy on the flexibility week.
Goofy Acronym I know but you need to add it to your plan, not only that you have to work the major muscles groups. The top exercises to get your POWER on are:
- Pull ups
- Bench Press
Please ask a trained professional how to maximize your golf routine with these exercises.
NOTE: You must also work on your balance and core!