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Getting Started With a Golf Fitness Program

Golf Specific Training
April 4, 2024

Most people understand that starting a golf fitness program would be beneficial to their performance on the course. However, making such a leap can seem daunting if you’re someone who hasn’t spent much time in the gym. In this blog, we’re going to discuss the steps you should take to improve your game from a physical standpoint. No matter the skill level or gym expertise, beginning a golf fitness program can be for anyone!

Step 1: Developing Goals

Quite possibly the most important step, you need to understand the why behind starting a golf fitness program. Are you wanting to hit the ball 10 yards further? Do you want to win your club championship? Are you wanting to play pain free? Are you simply looking to be in better shape? It is crucial to develop a few different goals to work towards, that way you can remind yourself why you started your new fitness journey and stay motivated during the process.

Step 2: Determining Your Current Fitness Level

This step involves understanding where you currently stand on the physical side of things. This should involve screening your strength, power, and mobility/flexibility to determine your areas of strength, as well as finding areas that need improvement. While there are many different ways to do this, working with a healthcare professional – particularly with a background in golf fitness – is preferred in order to begin working towards your established fitness goals with efficiency. 

Step 3: Developing Your Program

This is where the magic happens. By combining steps 1 and 2, you can begin improving your golf game and overall physical fitness. It is important to note that if you are someone who hasn’t spent much time in the gym setting before, it may be wise to train under supervision of a trainer or physical therapist to ensure correct form and avoid injuries or setbacks. Even if you have spent time in the gym, supervised training can be beneficial to avoid compensatory techniques, as well as complete frequent retesting to make sure you’re progressing as you should. 

Step 4: Stick With It

As with any fitness program, it won’t always be rainbows and butterflies. You will have your ups and downs, and may even begin to feel discouraged if you aren’t achieving your goals as quickly as you anticipated. Trust me, the results will come if you stick to your program and remind yourself of your why.

Time to Take Action!
It’s never too late to begin your golf fitness journey. If this is something you might be interested in, schedule a FREE strategy call with a Doctor of Physical Therapy at RobertsPT Golf in Kansas City to cover all of your golf fitness needs.

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